Last Christmas, I tried and failed miserably to make a yummy batch of snowball cookies after sampling some at a holiday party. I scoured the web and tried several different recipes, but never found one that worked out for me. Most of them turned into a crumbly mess.
I decided to try again this year because I really do love the cookies, and I found this recipe on the Facebook page of a blogger that I follow. It worked out beautifully, and the cookies were really yummy. I think the secret is that it uses butter-flavored shortening and powdered sugar rather than the more traditional-type recipes I had previously tried.
The recipe is really simple, just mix all the ingredients together and then form into balls. I used a cookie scoop to measure the dough and then shaped it into balls. Bake and then roll into powdered sugar while warm. Once they cool, roll in powdered sugar a second time for a more complete coating.