Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sleetball Cookies

These are my Sleetball Cookies.  When I think of winter, I think about the ,sometimes dry, wintery mix of sleet and snow, we used to get, up North in Connecticut.  Because of our State being well prepared for winter, our roads were always cared for, in a timely manor.  Trucks would plow and salt the roads to make driving more safe.  I created this fun recipe in remembrance from my past.  The cookie is dry representing our dry cold snow.  Makes for a great coffee cookie.  They are dipped into melted chocolate representing the muddy mess that would accumulate.  Then cookies are sprinkled with sea salt and sprinkled with a dusting of powdered sugar.
2 cups flour ( I use my gluten free blend)
1/4 cup sugar
2 sticks butter, softened
2 cups walnuts, chopped fine
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups dark chocolate morsels
1/4 cup sea salt
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2.  In large mixing bowl add flour, sugar, butter, walnuts and vanilla.  Mix well until completely combined.  Roll about 1 tsp size ball.  Place on slightly greased cookie sheet.  Bake for approx. 18-20 mins.  Let cool
3.  Melt chocolate in microwave safe bowl in 30 sec intervals, stirring in between until chocolate is melted.
4.  Dip top of cookies into chocolate, only a few at a time, then place on clean wax paper.  Sprinkle with sea salt.  Dip remaining cookies.  Make sure to sprinkle sea salt before chocolate sets.
5.  When chocolate cools and sets sprinkle powdered sugar over top of cookies.
Makes approx. 45

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