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Chai Spice Snowballs Cookies

Spicy, buttery crumbly cookies - snowballs are related to Mexican Wedding cakes. These are flavored with chai to make them extra delicious.
Course cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Author Marye Audet

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups coarsely ground pecans or other nuts
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 2 teaspoons chai (I used 2 tea bags of Yogi,Indian Spice and just cut open the bags)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Powdered sugar for rolling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Grind the chai with the nuts.
  • Combine all ingredients, except the last powdered sugar, in large bowl.
  • Beat at low speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed.
  • If you have time refrigerate for a couple of hours to intensify the chai flavor.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  • Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 18 to 25 minutes or until very lightly browned.
  • Cool 5 minutes; roll in powdered sugar while still warm and then again when cool.