My family and I have been making “Snowballs” on the holidays pretty much my entire life. I decided one New Years Eve to spice things up a bit, so I added Champagne and gold sprinkles! Needless to say they came out AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL. Here is the recipe:
I cup sweet salted REAL butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 tsp Mexican vanilla
1 tsp Champagne (I like a Brut Rose)
2 cups Flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Sifted powdered sugar for dusting
Cream first four ingredients and 1 Tbsp of warm water. Stir in flour and pecans. Mix to incorporate all ingredients, but don’t over mix. Form into a little smaller than “golf ball” size balls. Place on uncreased cookie sheet, bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Let cool and coat in powdered sugar and gold sprinkles. Yields approximately 60 cookies.
Obviously, since you’re not using the entire bottle of champagne, pour a glass, grab a couple of cookies and cozy up next to the fire place and ENJOY!
Peace, Love and Butterflies,