SNOWBALLS (Makes about 4 dozen).
1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar, divided
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda (optional)
1 cup chopped pecans (Walnuts, or other nuts can be used.)
1). Combine the butter and 1/2 cup sugar and mix until it is creamy.
2). Add the flour, vanilla, and nuts and mix.
3). Cover the dough. Put it in the refrigerator and chill it for 45 min. to 1 hour.
4). Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls.
5). Heat the oven to350'F.
6). Place the balls on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 min. or until the cookies are light brown.
7). Roll the warm cookies in the remaining 1/2 cup sugar.