Family Food Tradition

Nutties(Snowball Cookies)

These nutties are one of my favourite cookies that I grew up eating. I find it very intresting that this recipe has been passed down through both sides of my family with slightly diffrerent variations. On my dad’s side, my relitives have told me that this recipe has been in the family for over 65 years. And on my moms side, my grandma said she used to make them back in Poland. It has become a tradition because every year during the holidays my family makes them. Lots of people in my family make them, I learned  how to make them from my Auntie and it was very easy to make. They are small round cookies rolled in powdered sugar. They can be served for a snack or a nice and simple dessert. Nutties pair well with tea or they are just fine on their own. There were not too many adaptions made to this recipe except, depending on what you have in the house you can use. I have chosen this dish to represent my heritage because it is a type of cookie that both sides of my family reconises and they are one of my favourites.

The recipe:


  • 1/2 cup Butter or Margerine
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup filberts(Chopped)


  1.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Cream together butter and white sugar
  3. Sift flour and salt then add to butter mixture, mixing thoroughly
  4. Add the vanilla and nuts and incorporate into the dough
  5. Roll the dough into small balls and flatten slightly on a prepared baking tray
  6. Bake on the middle rack for 20 minutes or until slightly golden (Check Bottoms)
  7. As soon as they get out of the oven roll in powdered sugar

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