Santa’s Christmas Balls

Gotcha! You thought it was going to be dirty… of little faith! It is a fun recipe and a perfect snack for Santa’s snack.  You do leave a snack, don’t you? He always leaves crumbs on the plate you know. That way the little ones know he visited. (do I have to tell you all the secrets?)

This makes about three dozen cookies.

  • 2  2/3 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1  1/4 cups sugar
  • 1  1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a large bowl, mix all but the last two ingredients on low speed until well blended.  Now for the fun part:  if you cover this dough in plastic, it can be kept in the fridge for 4-5 days before baking , giving you breathing space, if you need it.

In small bowl, mix the nutmeg and sugar.  Take the dough and roll into one inch balls.  Roll in the sugar and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Bake for about ten to twelve minutes until lightly browned.  Do not burn these.