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Walnut Snowball Cookies

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So, I made a variety of these cookies last year with hazelnuts, and people went bonkers over them. I had no idea they would be such a big hit! For this year’s Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, I decided to make another batch to send to some great food bloggers out there (but by using walnuts instead). I hope you ladies enjoyed them just as much as I did! =) For those of you out there who don’t know what the cookie swap is, it’s where hundreds of food bloggers get together and send 3 dozen cookies to 3 other food bloggers. What’s so great about it (besides the large amount of cookies you receive), is that you don’t know who you will be receiving cookies from until you actually receive them. It’s a lot of fun, and if you are a blogger who didn’t know about it this year, I highly recommend getting involved next year! There’s not a whole lot better out there than receiving 3 dozen free cookies to gobble up. I may or may not have gobbled mine up in just a few days =). So anyway, this recipe is perfect for the holidays. These cookies hold up really well and are the perfect addition to your cookie platter. They are really simple to make, and pretty hard to screw up =). Give them a shot this year. If it’s anything like last year, I’m sure everyone will just love them.









I’d just like to give a big shout out to those of you who made me the 3 delicious batches of cookies this year. They were just scrumptious, and I’m extremely heartbroken that they are all gone =(. Thanks again!

The cookie swap is extremely easy to get involved in. If you are interested in learning more, visit the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap Website for more information.

You can also visit to receive notifications on next year’s events.

Recipe Fun Facts:

I don’t have much in the way of “fun facts” today. This recipe is pretty straight forward. I would highly recommend using a food processor for this recipe. It makes things very simple. What is soooo great about it is that you can do practically everything in the food processor, which means less dishes. This makes me very happy, and should make you very happy as well =).

Let the dough chill! Please, please, please let the dough chill.

Beer Love:

I’m going to pair with New Holland again because I can, AND because Zach was so kind to bring back some of their great beer from the East. This time I decided to pair with their Black Tulip Tripel Ale, which is just fantastic. I think it pairs very well with the warm spices that go hand and hand with the holidays. In my opinion, it pairs very well with fruits and other sweets. It’s a great beer to sip next to the fire and an even greater beer to pair with these walnut cookies.

Have a great day everyone!







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Hello! I'm Justine.

I’m a blogger and web developer from the beautiful state of Oklahoma, where my loving husband, two adorable kids, and two mischievous dogs keep me on my toes 24/7. My idea of heaven includes endless summer days, getting lost in a good book, and whipping up some delicious homemade bread.


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