It’s as easy to double the batch as it is to make one batch, if you need to supply a lot of them— plus you have the satisfaction of using an impressive pound of butter! To make your life easy, make sure the butter is truly room temperature. Either remember to leave it out (I never do) or let the sticks of butter sit on top of the oven while it is preheating for a few minutes– the ambient heat will quickly soften it.
- 2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened (1 cup)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar2 cups of flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 325.
blend the 1/2 cup powdered sugar and softened butter together the bowl of a food processor, stand mixer, or in a regular bowl with an electric hand-mixer. Add in the flour, salt, and cinnamon and carefully combine (so flour doesn’t get everywhere!).Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and roll out this luxuriously smooth dough into about 36 balls about the size of a small walnut. You should be able to fit all these on one baking sheet (another huge benefit of this simple recipe!)– they don’t spread out as much as normal cookies do, so you only need about an inch around them.
Bake in the oven for 11-14 minutes, check after 11 minutes. They should be light honey-colored on the bottom, but no darker.
Remove them to a cooling rack and let them rest for about 5 minutes. While they are still slightly warm, put them into a large bowl and sprinkle over 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Use a rubber spatula to gently turn them over. The sugar will absorb and form a sort of light crust on the exterior– this is what we want. Shake away the excess sugar and remove them to a cooling rack where you’ll let them rest until they are completely cool. You could wait anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour or more. Take a bath, take a shower, read a book, make some sauce– anything you’d like!When they are cool put them all back into the bowl (they’ll be a little harder now) and sprinkle over the remaining 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Use the spatula or shake them around until they are fully rolled and rather resemble snowballs. Place them in a tight container until ready to devour! Join the discussion and see more photos from this recipe!