Saturday, August 1, 2009

Day 1: Hazelnut Snowball Cookies

Yield: 6 dozen
Time (Start to Finish): 1.5 Hours

1 Cup Softened Unsalted Butter
1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
2 1/4 Cup Flour
1/4 tsp. Salt
3/4 Cup Hazelnuts (Chopped and toasted lightly)

2 Cups Powdered Sugar with Dash Cinnamon for rolling cookies

1. Preheat oven to 400F
2. In mixing bowl, mix butter with 2 sugars until combined.
3. Add vanilla and cinnamon
4. Add flour 1 cup at a time and mix after each addition until combined. then add salt and hazelnuts.
5. Mix with hands until forms a ball and all ingredients are combined.
6. Roll the dough with hands into 1/2 inch balls and place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. they will not spread, so they can be placed close together.
7. Bake at 400F for 10-12 minutes until cooked but not brown. you can lift one up and look on the bottom and if it is just starting to brown, it is done.
8. Take out of oven, let sit for a second until you can handle them and roll each cookie in a bowl of powdered sugar with a dash of cinnamon.
9. When all cookies are done, roll each cookie a second time in the powered sugar mixture and then enjoy!!

Rating: 3.5 strawberries
-They are delicious, but powdered sugar is messy and sometimes makes you cough, so by the nature of the cookie, it got docked a little

Welcome to day 1! I was excited and got up early, so most days wont be posted by 10am. Day 1 worked out great, and I am off to spread the wealth at work today. These can be made with different nuts and spices, so try your favorite combo! Thanks guys, and tomorrow's recipe is looking just as amazing!


Tim said...

Hi Annie! This is such great blog idea. Makes me think of that Julia Childs movie coming out soon. Have a good one, enjoy your cookies and keep in touch -Tim

Dorissa said...

Such a cool blog, Annie! I'm excited to see what you're making everyday. I'll definitely be trying out some of these recipes. These cookies have my attention...usually I don't make ANY desserts that do not contain chocolate as a main ingredient, but these look so delicious.