Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Snowballs and a Prayer

Don't you just love the smell of fresh baked goodies coming right out of the oven?  I do!  Christmas is a great excuse to make the most wonderful food.  I got this recipe from a website called, you should really check it out!  I also just received some news that a friend from our church was in a really bad car accident.  There were four people in the Car.  Mom, daughter, Dad, and Son.  The mom and daughter are both pretty banged up, but there ok.  The reason why they were ok is because they wore seat belts.  The dad and brother did not wear a seat belt and are being rushed to the St.Cloud Hospital.  The dad is on a helicopter and the son is in an ambulance.  Please pray for them, the family would really appreciate it.  Here is a recipe for some snowballs that I am going to make for a Christmas Party.


Yield: 2 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 40 min
Cook Time: 10 min


6 ounces peanut butter chips
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 cup peanuts, finely chopped
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
powdered sugar
colored sanding sugar, optional


1. Combine chips in double boiler and heat until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and peanuts. Mix well. Let sit at room temperature until firm enough to shape. Roll 3/4-inch balls and set aside.
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
3. In large bowl, combine flour, butter and vanilla; knead until well blended. Shape into one 11-inch log; cut into 1/4-inch slices. Lay a slice of dough in your hands and use your fingers to gently spread out. Place a chocolate-peanut butter ball in the center of the slice. Shape dough slice around filling, seal and roll into a ball with your hands. Roll the ball in the powdered sugar (add colored sanding sugar if you're making a holiday cookie), and place on un-greased cookie sheet.
4. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool slightly. Roll in powdered sugar mixture again while still warm.
Have a great day!