This is my second year tackling baking duty for the holidays and with the success of the Absinthe Milkshake and Peep Smores videos I thought it'd be fun to make another food-based video. This one walks you through one of my favorite cookies: butterballs. Or snowballs, as some people call them. It's a very messy cookie made with walnuts and plenty of confectioner's sugar.
Here's the recipe, for easy reference:
1 cup butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 TBsp evaporated milk
1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
Cream butter & sugar; add milk, vanilla & flour. Add nuts last. Make balls size of walnuts. Place on parchment paper-covered cookie sheet and bake 20 minutes in 325F oven. Check at 15 minutes, do not overbake. Take out when bottoms are golden brown and tops are dry and slightly cracked. Roll in powdered sugar while still warm (multiple coats may be needed).
Makes 2-3 dozen depending on how big your balls are.