Winter Fun With Snowball Cookies

Winter beckons us to spend time with our families.
Cold, windy days… sometimes snow days where we are all stuck inside and the world seems to “shut down” for a precious few moments.
During a recent snow day I was reading to my kids about the snow. We learned all about why it snows, we measured the snowfall we received, and we learned the science of snowflakes.   
Finally, we made our favorite cookies:  Snowballs   
They are yummy, messy, memory-making cookies which your family just might enjoy making together this winter.
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Snowball Cookies

2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups finely chopped pecans (you can omit if you don’t have nut lovers)
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered Sugar

Heat oven to 325°F. Combine all ingredients except powdered sugar in large bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 18-25 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes; roll in powdered sugar while still warm and again when cool.

*You might want to have your kids wear aprons or old clothes – this gets messy!

I hope you enjoy this slower winter time with your family.  We don’t get many “snow” days here in the Deep South, but when we do we make the MOST of them.

Of course, we always start our days with a devotion – our current favorite is Jesus Calling (for kids).

Many blessings for  much time to spend with your family during these cold winter months!

Mary is a former public school music educator and piano teacher with a bachelor’s degree in Music and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision. She is now a homeschooling mom of two who seeks to learn and share about all things education! Her days are filled with music lessons, baseball practice, church work, and the blessing of time with her precious children. She blogs at Homegrown Learners and is a member of the iHomeschool Network.