Sweetened Condensed Milk Snowballs – Indulge in the world of Snowballs made with Sweetened Condensed Milk! These delectable treats are a combination of sweetness made with butter-sweetened condensed milk and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Whether you’re in need of a treat or aiming to impress your guests these cookies are sure to be a hit.
The first time I tried making these was on a whim. I happened to have a can of sweetened condensed milk lying around and thought, “Why not transform it into something magical”. And let me tell you it was a stroke of luck! My husband, who fancies himself a cookie expert declared them among the best he’s ever tasted. As for my little one? Well, watching the joy in his eyes as he took a bite out of these delights created memories that will stay with me forever.
What makes these Sweetened Condensed Milk Snowballs truly special?
The appeal of these Sweetened Condensed Milk Snowballs lies in their simplicity. With a handful of ingredients, you can easily whip up cookies that are versatile and suitable, for any occasion. Whether you’re feeling adventurous by adding chocolate chips or dried fruits or simply want to bake some for the holiday season their creamy sweetness and snowy appearance never fail to please the crowd.
What You Need To Make This Sweetened Condensed Milk Snowballs Recipe?
Butter: Ensure your butter is softened but not melted. This distinction is crucial for achieving the perfect cookie texture. Room-temperature butter makes for a creamy and well-integrated dough.
Sweetened Condensed Milk: This is the star of our recipe. Using sweetened condensed milk instead of granulated sugar not only provides sweetness but also lends a unique creamy texture to the cookies.
All-Purpose Flour: It’s the backbone of our cookie, providing structure. Always sift the flour before adding to prevent any lumps and to ensure even mixing.
Baking Powder: This acts as our leavening agent, helping our cookies rise and become fluffy. Ensure it’s fresh to get the best rise.
Confectioners’ Sugar: This isn’t just for aesthetics, although it does make the cookies look like they’re blanketed in snow. It also adds a delicate, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness. Sift it for a fine, even dusting on the cookies.
Steps To Make Sweetened Condensed Milk Snowballs:
Step 1: Start by taking that deliciously soft butter and beating it in a mixing bowl until it looks all light and dreamy. This should take about three minutes.
Step 2: Now, pour in that luscious sweetened condensed milk and beat it with the butter. If you’re feeling adventurous, add an extract of your choice for flavoring, but remember not more than 2 teaspoons!
Step 3: Scrape down the sides to ensure everything’s mixing well, and beat for another minute.
Step 4: Time for our dry ingredients! Gradually add the flour and baking powder. And if you’re in the mood, toss in some extras like chocolate chips or dried fruits.
Step 5: Using your trusty cookie scoop, drop dollops of this heavenly dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Remember, they need their space – about two inches apart.
Step 6: Pop them into an oven preheated to 320°F and bake for 12 glorious minutes.
Step 7: Once out, let them relax on the pan for about five minutes. Then, using a sifter, shower them generously with the confectioner’s sugar.
Step 8: Finally, transfer them to a wire rack and let them cool completely. Though, I won’t judge if you sneak one (or two) while they’re still warm!
To enhance the flavor you might want to think about including a touch of vanilla or almond extract, in the dough. Just a teaspoon can take the taste to another level making the cookies more tempting. When using extracts make sure you opt for high-quality ones as they will give your snowballs an intense flavor.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I add nuts to this recipe?
Sure you can definitely include nuts in this recipe. However, it’s important to keep the quantity limited to no more than 1 cup and make sure you chop them into bite pieces.
How do I store these cookies?
After the cookies have cooled down you can store them in a container that has a seal to maintain freshness. They should remain delicious for a week.
Why is my cookie dough too sticky?
Sometimes the stickiness of cookie dough varies due to various factors. If you find it too sticky try adding a tablespoon of flour at a time until it reaches the desired consistency.
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