Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Walnut and orange snowballs

Walnut and orange snowballs / Bolas de neve de nozes e laranja

This is my last holiday recipe and also the last post of the year – now it’s time to finish up wrapping the presents and start preparing the food for Christmas Eve.

I wish you all wonderful holidays – thank you for keeping me company in 2009. I hope to see you all here in January!


Walnut and orange snowballs / Bolas de neve de nozes e laranja

Walnut and orange snowballs
from Donna Hay magazine

250g unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup (105g) icing sugar, sifted
1 cup (105g) walnuts, finely chopped
finely grated zest of 1 large orange
2 ½ cups + 2 ½ tablespoons (375g) all purpose flour, sifted
icing sugar, sifted, extra, for dusting

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F; line two large baking sheets with baking paper.
Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 10-15 minutes or until pale and creamy. Add the walnuts, orange zest and flour and beat in slow speed until combined.
Roll two teaspoonfuls of the dough into balls, place onto prepared baking sheets 5cm (2in) apart and flatten slightly. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes then dust well with the extra icing sugar.

Makes 55 – I got 42


buericana said...

I have all of these ingredients on hand. Making them right now!

Abby said...

Merry Christmas! I hope you had your family have a blessed holiday season and happy new year!

Allie said...

These look wonderful! Can't wait to try this out!

Rachael said...

I just adore this type of cookies. They melt in your mouth! The combination of the orange and walnut sounds mouth-watering!

Thorsten said...

Lovely cookies. They look wonderful. Have a merry christmas.


Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Happy holidays, Patricia. Wishing you a delicious 2010!

Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul said...

All the best Patricia. Enjoy the holiday season. Happy 2010

Papilles et Pupilles said...

So yummy :) Merry christmas

Yat Maria said...

Gonna make the chewy gingerbread cookies & the snowballs for my mom....they look yummy..

Merry Christmas & a happy 2010, Patricia..


diana said...

Winter Holidays as beautiful and quiet, which will fill the soul with joy, confidence, hope and love!

Anonymous said...

Delicious...Hope you had a lovely season and the cookie tins are almost empty so you can fill them with all new ideas and ideals!

Katie said...

These look divine. The kind of soft, melt-in-your-mouth type cookies. Yum

Jane said...

Love the orange combined with nuts, Patricia. Always an interesting combination. Your cookies look quite perfect.

Happy new year to you! Finding your lovely blog was one of the very nice things that happened to me in 2009. Looking forward to many visits in '10!

:) Jane

Anonymous said...

After having a holiday chocolate overload, these citrusy sweets look amaaazing!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Buericana, thank you for stopping by - hope you like the cookies!

Abby, thank you, sweetie! Happy New Year!

Allie, thank you!

Rachael, thank you! I love citrus and nuts together, too.

Thorsten, have a wonderful 2010! Thank you for stopping by!

Lydia, my dear friend, I wish you all the best!

Peer, thank you, my friend - happy new year!

Pappilles..., thank you! Happy new year!

Yat Maria, hope you liked the recipes - happy new year and thank you for stopping by!

Cynthia, happy new year, darling!

Diana, thank you for visiting - happy new year!

Ronelle, lots of new ideas - thank you!
Happy new year!

Katie, and very simple to put together.

Jane, you are just too sweet - thank you for your kind words.
Happy new year!

Ivory Pomegranate, I'll take citrus over chocolate any day. ;)
Thank you!

Syrie said...

Ooh these look lovely and buttery. Beautiful.Happy New Year Patricia. I hope you have a great 2010.

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