by Marsha Hubler
Although the Old Order “buggy” Amish and Mennonites (including progressive Mennonites) don’t celebrate Christmas with Christmas trees, lavish decorations, or even gift giving, many groups do remember Christ’s birth by having church services and fellowshipping with family and friends around tables towering with all kinds of delicious food. They’re known for their hospitality and lavish cooking, especially their home-made baked goods. One of everybody’s favorite during the Christmas season is snowball cookies, an easy-to-make but exquisite delicacy that young and old equally love:
(Makes one to three dozen depending on size of each ball)
1 C. butter (room temperature)
2 C. flour
½ C. sugar
2 C. pecans or walnuts, ground
1 C. 10x confectioners sugar
Mix well and form into 1” or 2” balls. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes. While warm, roll each in 10x confectioners sugar. After they are cold, roll again in 10x confectioners sugar.
Get that hot cup of coffee and enjoy!
Marsha Hubler, author of the bestselling Keystone Stables Series, has a master’s degree in education and has 18 books and dozens of articles/short stories in print. She lives in central PA. The director of the Montrose Christian Writers Conference and a frequent speaker, she loves to help beginning writers. Visit Marsha at the following sites: