Better late than never, right?
For variation it's easy to add alternate nuts other than walnuts, and to roast them first, for more flavor.
They are the perfect cookie for any season, but right now would go well with a cup of hot chocolate:)
Valentine Snowball Cookies
1 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup roasted walnuts, finely ground
Food coloring (red or pink)
Cream butter together with the sugar and add vanilla. Mix well. Add the flour and the ground, roasted* nuts. Add the food coloring and mix thoroughly. Shape into balls and bake at 375 degrees until lightly browned (My oven took about 15 min.). Cool and roll in powdered sugar.
*to roast nuts, place in a single layer on a baking sheet and place in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Grind after they are cooled.
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