These balls of white powder are shortbread-like cookies that make Christmas time, in my house, extra special. You need a little sparkle of glittering snow on your Christmas table, making eyes wide with awe and excitement!
There have been times when I roll the dough out in walnut size balls and place them on the baking sheet, getting them ready to bake when my younger brother would walk by, trying to be so sneaky and pop one in his mouth! But I always noticed!:) There are no eggs in the dough so they are perfectly safe to do just that.
At first, I would get so mad because I was working so hard to roll them, but then as I thought about it, I like that he likes it. I think it brings a homeyness into the home and there is something very homey about him and Christmas and cookies baking and being able to walk by and snatch one right up! He’s been all the way over in his own fresh powder in the Alaskan wilderness, but this year he is home!!! So, I get to make them for him in the flesh!!! Yay!!! Oh how I have been waiting and longing for the day:) It’s funny, thinking about him and Snowballs, after they’re cooked and covered in their powdery goodness, I would find him sitting on the couch with the container of these messy shortbread cookies, trying to eat them over the container so he wouldn’t get the powdered sugar everywhere. Didn’t really work -his beard is covered in white, his fingers are covered in white and his smile is covered in ‘this is so good’ white. It’s a baked treat that he loves and I love making for him. Yes, I would get mad, unfortunately, because he was making a mess, but, you know, smetimes you gotta just be Present OVER Perfect and just enjoy the ones your with….to enjoy my brother!
I do want to be more like Mary and choose to enjoy those around me instead of running around with the vacuum cleaner making sure everything is neat and tidy. That’s what having friends over is all about and what Christmas and the Holiday season is all about – enjoying life with the one’s you love and making them feel loved and wanted. My brother knows I love him and we’d laugh, because he would try to be sneaky, but with these cookies there is no sneaking! Just own it and be proud to eat these Christmas yummies! Order your Yummie Snowballs here to be delivered to you or someone special.
Celebrate for He is ‘King of kings and Lord of lords’! (1 Timothy 6:15-16)
Enjoy with a glass of milk, eggnog or a great cup of hot coffee, or even some ice cream (hehe:). These cookies are messy but they are so good they are so worth their messiness. It’s Christmas, so enjoy every second of these cookies and the people who melt and moan as they take their first bite! Whether white powder falls on the floor or not or gets all over your face and theirs, just enjoy. You’re enjoying life with the ones you love, celebrating our Dear Saviors Birth, who is ‘King of kings and Lord of lords’! (1 Timothy 6:15-16). So, gather round with joy and laughter as you bring the snow inside making your own winter wonderland Christmas! Enjoy! Happy Snowball Baking! Merry Christmas! Be Free!
2 cups King Arthur’s Gluten Free All-Purpose BAKING Mix
1 cup Organic Butter, softened
1 cup chopped Pecans, pea-size
½ cup Powdered Sugar, plus extra for coating the cookies
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
¼ teaspoon Sea Salt
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