These cookies are a holiday staple, but I had NEVER made them until yesterday. Snowballs, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Russian Tea Cookies... whatever you call them, it was a travesty that I hadn't baked them before (and the word "travesty" still reminds me of the movie Clueless). Thankfully, that is all in the past, and now I sit here on my computer while I eat one for breakfast (totally counts as research). Made up of just five simple ingredients, these cookies are buttery, nutty, sugary balls of goodness. With butter acting as the star (use the good stuff, like this European kind), I decided to go with a Paula Deen recipe because while she's messed up in her life, the lady knows her booooooter. I didn't shape the cookies in crescents, however, and went with balls. Snowballs!
What do you call them and what's your favorite recipe?