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.
Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Cookies and Bars”. Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you.
- 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