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Ok, so they aren't made out of snow. This is a recipe from my grandmother. It's now our traditional "snow" cookie. When the first frosty fingers of winter descend and the first snow falls, we drop what we are doing and make Snow Cookies. After our first snow, my friends tell me they thought of us that day as they were sure we were making Snow Cookies. This dough rolls best when really cold. Cut into snowflake shapes and dust with powdered sugar, leave plain, or cover with a royal icing and colored sugar sprinkles. Start a new family tradition and celebrate the cold! Warm up a neighbor while sharing this treat. Be sure to put a dot of flour on your nose when you are baking, so everyone knows you worked really hard. So light a fire, tell stories and munch on delicious Snow Cookies. Consider adding a couple tablespoons of lemon or some finely chopped coconut to the dough. Unsure of yield.
- Cream butter and sugar together. Add in egg, dry ingredients and vanilla. Mix well. Refrigerate for a while if dough is too warm.
- Roll out on lightly floured surface and cut in shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Do not allow to brown. Cool on wire rack and decorate if desired.