I chose this recipe from Taste of Home because I loved the story that went with it. Stephanie B. went to school where she could see the Alps from her window. New Hampshire's White Mountains are one of my favorite places to visit, but I also thought of our summer trip to Alaska, and how beautiful Denali was, covered in snow even in July.
I did make a few changes to the recipe. I left out the nuts due to allergies. I also used a powdered sugar glaze for the snow because my guys don't really love white chocolate. I used about 1/3c of powdered sugar and 2t water to get the consistency I wanted. I couldn't get my hands on a triangle shaped cookie cutter, so I used a ruler and a pizza wheel.
They didn't all turn out exactly the same shape, but I think that only made them more fun. Thank you so much to Sue from Palatable Pastime for hosting, and to all of the other bloggers for sharing their awesome recipes!
Snowy Mountain Cookies
- 1 1/4 cups butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups (12 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts, optional
- 1 package (12 ounces) white baking chips
- White nonpareils
- Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Add chocolate chips and, if desired, walnuts; mix well. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate until firm enough to roll, about 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 325°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. triangle-shaped cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until edges begin to brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- Meanwhile, in a microwave, melt white baking chips; stir until smooth. Dip cookie tops in melted chips; sprinkle with nonpareils. Let stand until set.
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