Tender, buttery cookies with chopped nuts and a blizzard of powdered sugar that melts-in-your-mouth.
I’ve seen them called Italian wedding cookies, Mexican wedding cookies, Russian tea cakes, pecan sandies and butter nuts.
They’re one of the fastest, easiest cookie to make and you can use just about any nut in them – walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts are my favorites.
I grew up on these “snowball” cookies. I can’t remember a Christmas without them . . . the holidays wouldn’t be the same.
I can’t even begin to explain how such an innocuous looking cookie can be so addicting. Eat just one and you’ll be hooked. For life.
We always make double and sometimes even triple batches. They disappear fast.
Everyone loves them.