Day 19 o f 25 Recipes of Christmas: Snowballs

Christmas cookies again!

Snowballs

FILLING:
1 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped salted cocktail peanuts
COOKIE:
3 cups flour
1 1/4 cups butter — softened
1 tablespoon vanilla
Powdered sugar

To make filling:
Melt peanut butter chips and chocolate chips in a double boiler, stirring till  smooth. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and peanuts, mix well. Chill until firm enough to shape. Roll into 3/4″ balls; set aside.

To make cookie:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In bowl, combine flour, butter and vanilla extract; knead until well blended. Shape into one 11″ log, cut into 1/4″ slices. Shape each dough slice around a ball of filling. Roll into a ball and place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 10 minutes. Cool. Roll in powdered sugar.

Yield: 3 dozen

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