Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies

Meal type Dessert
Occasion Christmas
Region Spanish

Ingredients

  • 500 Grams white flour
  • 200 Grams iberic pork lard
  • 125 Ml. white wine
  • 90 Grams powdered sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • extrapowdered sugar
  • 500 Grams white flour
  • 200 Grams iberic pork lard
  • 125 Ml. white wine
  • 90 Grams powdered sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • extrapowdered sugar

Directions

1.
Whisk flour, salt and sugar until combined.
2.
Whisk flour, salt and sugar until combined.
3.
And softened lard and white wine and mix with your hands until you form a ball.
4.
And softened lard and white wine and mix with your hands until you form a ball.
5.
Roll out dough. Don't use flour, use powdered sugar instead or the cookies might turn out though.
6.
Roll out dough. Don't use flour, use powdered sugar instead or the cookies might turn out though.
7.
Once rolled, it should be quite thick, as the cookies don't rise much in the oven. With a cookie cutter or a glass' rim, cut out circles.
8.
Once rolled, it should be quite thick, as the cookies don't rise much in the oven. With a cookie cutter or a glass' rim, cut out circles.
9.
Bake at 400F (200ºC) for 20-25 minutes (it depends on your oven!).
10.
Bake at 400F (200ºC) for 20-25 minutes (it depends on your oven!).
11.
Once out of the oven and when they're still warm, roll them in powdered sugar.
12.
Once out of the oven and when they're still warm, roll them in powdered sugar.
13.
You can add more powderes sugar right before you serve them.
14.
You can add more powderes sugar right before you serve them.

Note

The cookies aren't on the sweet side, so don't skimp on the powdered sugar.

Some people add some baking powder to the dough so the cookies rise higher, but I prefer mine without any leavening agent.

These keep well up to a week (that I know of) in a metal cookie tin.