My favorite cookie on the Christmas cookie tray has got to be the Mexican Wedding cookie. I love the sweet crunchy and powdery fluff so much that I always look for it first. This snowball is kinda like it but with the added rum, cinnamon, pecans and choc chips - it really does fancy it up. Loved this snowball version!
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp dark rum
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 c sugar
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
6 oz chopped semi-sweet chocolate
1 c chopped pecans
Using mixer, combine butter, vanilla, rum, salt and sugar. Beat on medium speed until creamy and smooth - 3 to 5 minutes. Add flour and cinnamon and beat until completely mixed in. Now stir in choc chips and nuts with a big wooden spoon. You want everything incorporated.
I used a small cookie scooper to make round balls, spaced about 1/2" apart, bake 18-20 minutes until edges begin to brown and tops are very dry to the touch. remove from oven and onto a cooking rack.
Before they cool completely, sift confectioners' sugar all over them.