Walnut Cardamom Snowballs


Walnut Cardamom Snowballs

(from Sweet Sugar, Salty Spice page 62)

Walnut Cardamom Snowball Cookies

1 C unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 C granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp kosher salt
2 C all-purpose flour
2 C raw walnut halves
3 C powdered sugar (roughly)

In the bowl of a stand mixer cream together the butter, sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and salt.

Add in flour and mix until fully combined. Add in walnut halves and mix until combined, and nuts are slightly broken up. 

Chill for 45mins to an hour. Scoop tablespoon sized balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet (about an inch between is all you need). 

Bake at 325F for 25mins. Cool on the pan for 5mins, until you’re able to handle the cookies. Fill a wide bowl, or a baking pan, with powdered sugar and carefully bury the cookies within*. Allow to cool fully in the powdered sugar.

*I dumped more powdered sugar over top to make sure they were well buried without me having to move them around too much.