Cashew Snowballs

Cashew Snowballs created by GrandmaIsCooking

These are very similar to those "butterball" Christmas cookies that I always remember around the holidays. However, these use CASHEWS, which really add a wonderful flavor! I made these for Christmas cookies in 2003, and they were, by far, everyone's favorite!

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  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter with ½ cup of the confectioners’ sugar with hand mixer at medium speed until creamy.
  • Add the vanilla extract.
  • Slowly beat in the flour, roasted cashews and salt until well combined.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and shape into 1” logs.
  • Wrap logs in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least ½ hour.
  • Cut 1” pieces off of the refrigerated logs, and roll into balls.
  • Place balls about ¾” apart on parchment lined sheets (should be about 3 cookie sheets worth) Bake cookies in oven for about 20 minutes, or until golden.
  • Fill a shallow bow or pie plate with 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar.
  • Immediately roll the hot cookies in the sugar to coat, a few at a time.
  • Place on racks to cool.
  • Once cookies are cooled, re-roll them again in confectioners’ sugar, so coating looks nice and white and even!
  • Cookies can be stored in airtight container for about 1 week, or frozen for up to one month.
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"These are very similar to those "butterball" Christmas cookies that I always remember around the holidays. However, these use CASHEWS, which really add a wonderful flavor! I made these for Christmas cookies in 2003, and they were, by far, everyone's favorite!"

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  1. Sarabbismama
    Really really yummy. To cut down on the mess (we have a lot of young kids around during the holidays) I didn't roll them in the powdered sugar. Instead I made a glaze of powdered sugar, water, and some vanilla extract and pour that over the cookies.
  2. greyghost
    Excellent for the holidays- I have a similar recipe - but love the cashews - thanks!
  3. GrandmaIsCooking
    Cashew Snowballs Created by GrandmaIsCooking
  4. GrandmaIsCooking
    These cookies are very good. I will make them again. I made them hoping they would be like the Archway Cashew Nougat cookies sold each year before Christmas. They were not what I was looking for, but excellent cookies in their own right.
  5. Kozmic Blues
    These are very similar to those "butterball" Christmas cookies that I always remember around the holidays. However, these use CASHEWS, which really add a wonderful flavor! I made these for Christmas cookies in 2003, and they were, by far, everyone's favorite!
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