Our picture book for the week has been Snowballs by Lois Ehlert. E has LOVED this book and every time we pull it out to read, we have to go through it at least three times in a row! Good thing it's a short book!
As part of our Winter Wonderland curriculum (through Wee Folk Art), we made snowball cookies to go with the story. They are actually Russian Teacakes, but they really do look like snowballs!
1 c butter
1/2 c powdered sugar
1 t vanilla
3/4 c finely chopped nuts (we used pecans)
2 1/4 c flour (we used half white and half whole wheat)
1/4 t salt
extra powdered sugar for rolling
First, mix the butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Then mix in the flours and salt, add the chopped nuts last.
Roll the dough into little balls. Bake at 400* for 10-12 minutes. They don't spread so just use one cookie sheet and squish them all on there.
Once baked, roll them in powdered sugar.
Let cool and roll again in powdered sugar. Enjoy!