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19 December, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Snowballs

Posted in : Desserts on by : tiffannybrandel

I swore I was not going to bake any pumpkin spice recipes for Christmas cookies this year…and I lied.  I saw this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Snowballs, and I just couldn’t resist.  Darn.  Luckily, they were as amazing as I thought they would be.  And , oh so easy.

I have never made a Russian teacake, ever,  but they have always been one of my favorite Christmastime cookies.  The pumpkin spin on it is genius!

This recipe starts with creaming together softened butter and powdered sugar.  Add in flour and salt.  Now, the recipe calls for you to add in ginger, all spice, nutmeg and cinnamon…but you can sub pumpkin pie spice for the ginger, all spice and nutmeg.  Make sure you still add the cinnamon though.  I was quite liberal with my spices, as I like a lot of flavor.  What I did was add a bit and taste, add a bit and taste, until I was satisfied.  When you are happy with your dough, add chopped walnuts or pecans.  I chilled my dough before rolling it into balls and baking for 7-8 minutes.  When cookies are done and they are cool enough for you to handle, roll them in the powdered sugar and cinnamon mix.

This is a little ball of pumpkin heaven.  The cookie has so much taste, even though it contains no pumpkin!  It’s spicy and sweet…and my absolute favorite part is the kick of cinnamon you get from the powdered sugar topping.  The pecans provide a classic teacake crunch that makes this nostalgic treat Christmas cookie worthy.  I’m already excited to make these next year.

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