I grew up in Minnesota and now live in Missouri. We only get back for Christmas every other year, and this year ain't it. So it is imperative that I bake all the holiday goodies I would have if I were Up North. Snowball Cookies are about as "home" as I can think. My Grandma Gloria made them. My mother would have tins of them in the garage (they are a great cookie to freeze and in MN, it is freezing in the garage). Since I have a ton of baking to do this holiday season, I decided to make these first.
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
1 cup mini chocolate chips (I used regular sized and they still worked)
Combine the butter, sugar, vanilla and egg in a mixer. Add the flour, salt, nuts and chocolate chips. Roll into balls. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 min.