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Snowball cookies

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • Serves 10

Get the kids to help roll the dough into its snowball-like shape to make these Christmas biscuits. Nutty and zesty, they're sure to be a family favourite

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal158
fat11g
saturates3g
carbs12g
sugars6g
fibre1g
protein2g
salt0.09g
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Ingredients

  • 100g pecans
  • 70g plain flour
  • 50g softened butter
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar, plus extra for dusting

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment. Tip the pecans into a food processor and blitz until they resemble a rough powder. Tip into a bowl and stir in the flour.

  • STEP 2

    In a separate bowl, beat the butter, caster sugar and orange zest together with an electric whisk until pale and fluffy. Add the flour and pecan mix and stir with a wooden spoon until everything comes together in a rough dough. Shape into 10 even-sized balls and put on the tray.

  • STEP 3

    Bake for 15 mins until set but the top is still pale in colour. Leave to cool on the tray for 5 mins, then, once cool enough to handle, gently roll the balls in the icing sugar and return to the tray. Leave to cool completely. Will keep in an airtight container for up to five days. Dust with more icing sugar just before serving.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, Homemade Christmas 2021

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