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We just love a Christmas dessert table filled with amazing and irresitible treats. Here’s another one that looks, smelss and tastes just like Christmas: Noel nut balls (or as many call them Christmas snowballs).
Your dessert table just wouldn’t be complete without your Nut Balls, would it?
2 steps, less than 40 minutes to make. Easy, sweet and delicious! Just follow the recipe. (by foodandwine.com)
- 1 1/4 cups pecan halves
- 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup finely chopped plump Medjool dates
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 3 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
How to make them
In a food processor, pulse the pecans until finely ground. In a medium bowl, whisk the ground pecans with the flour, dates and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle, combine the butter with ¾ cup of the confectioners’ sugar and the vanilla and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the flour mixture and beat at low speed until just combined.
Preheat the oven to 350°. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Spread the remaining 3 cups of confectioners’ sugar in a large pie pan. Working in 3 batches, using a 1-ounce ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, scoop the dough into 1-inch balls. Arrange the balls on the prepared sheets at least 1 inch apart. Bake the cookies for 15 minutes, until lightly browned on the bottom; rotate the baking sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through baking. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then roll them in the confectioners’ sugar until completely coated. Let cool completely, then roll again in the confectioners’ sugar.
Didn’t we tell you they were easy?
Just enjoy all this sweet moments and live the Season sprit together with your loved ones 🙂