Guys this is one of those recipes you will always go back to. Seriously, so yummy and so easy to make! It is my daughter Abby’s recipe for her Christmas snowball cookies. If you are a fan of shortbread then these will be right up your alley. She has added her own special touches to this recipe to make it her own, so then we all just started calling them Abby’s Cookies. They are melt in your mouth delicious and they make an amazing Christmas gift to bring to family and friends. That is if you don’t eat them up first. Trust me the next thing you know you have popped half a dozen of these delicious morsels into your mouth. They are that good, so you may want to make a double batch especially if you plan on giving some away. This recipe makes between 4-5 doz depending on the size of the cookies.
1 1/2 cups or 3 sticks of butter (the key is to use butter not margarine)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups Hershey’s Chipits Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (which is basically the whole bag)
extra powdered sugar to sprinkle on top
The very first thing you need to do is put on your favourite Christmas album because that is part of the Christmas cookie magic!
PREHEAT oven to 375℉
BEAT butter, sugar, vanilla extract and salt in a large mixer bowl until creamy, then beat in the flour adding a little at a time. Abby usually adds about a half a cup of flour then beats the mixture repeating that until she has reached the desired 3 cups of flour. The mixture will be very crumbly. As long as you can press it together in a ball you are on track. Stir in the mini chocolate chips by hand. Use a spoon to scoop out approximately 1 1/4 inch balls. This is important because this is part of what makes them so good. You need to be able to just be able to just pop the whole thing in your mouth. This way you don’t end up with crumbs all over your new Christmas sweater.
BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes you want them to be just lightly browned. Remove them from the oven. Sift powdered sugar over the hot cookies on the baking sheets. Let cool for another 15 minutes then sprinkle again with another layer of powdered sugar. Then put your cookies on wire racks to cool completely. Once cooled proceed to stuff your face. If there is any cookies left after your family has gotten their paws on them then pack them up for gifts. Lol.
I hope you enjoy Abby’s Cookies. Maybe they will become a Christmas staple at your house too!