I am so excited to be participating in a week long Christmas treat extravaganza hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina. Prepare yourself for a lot of yummy, fattening, wonderful sweets. Each day from Dec.3 to Dec. 7 we will be celebrating a new holiday baking theme where each blogger makes a dish they love. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event.
I must start with an apology, though. I sliced off a divot on the tip of my right fourth finger on my mandoline Friday. I have a large bandage on it so typing is awkward, and not too accurate. So, although I am trying to catch all of my typos, if some squeak by my proofreading, sorry.
These little babies are like a combination shortbread/cinnamon donut hole. I am not kidding when I tell you that they lasted 20 minutes from the time I pulled them out of the oven. That includes photo time, too. My family literally could not get enough and were so sad when they were all gone and I wouldn’t make another batch.
First, I want to warn you about this cookie. When you mix up the ingredients, you get crumbs. It does not resemble dough at all. You have to scoop up a handful and squeeze back and forth in your hands to form the balls. They do stay together, though, so don’t lose heart as you make them.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1½ tsp vanilla
- ¾ cup finely chopped walnuts
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Using a mixer, cream butter and ½ cup powdered sugar.
- Add flour, salt and 1 tsp cinnamon.
- Add vanilla and nuts.
- Form golf ball sized balls by squeezing the dough together.
- Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
- Combine remaining cinnamon and powdered sugar.
- When the cookies come out of the oven, roll them in cinnamon mixture as soon as they are cool enough to handle.
- You may want to roll them twice to get a good coat on them.
- Mice Cookies from Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic
- Biscoff Blossoms from Jen of Juanita’s Cocina
- Double Chocolate Thumbprints from Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Cookie Sticks from Anuradha of Baker Street
- Snickerdoodles Snowballs from Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
- Cranberry Pistachio Christmas Biscotti from Isabelle of Crumb
- Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies from Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
- Hot Cocoa Blossoms from Erin of Spiffy Cookie