Updated: Mar 28, 2019
Snow Drops are a staple of the Holidays for me and my family, It just wouldn't be the Holidays without some of these beauties. I first showcased it on Holiday Baking Championship on Food Network in 2016. It wowed the judges and made there ears perk up. From its buttery tender dough to the chewy currents and spicy ginger, it is the perfect bite. Please enjoy and let me know how yall like it and incorporated it into your Holiday Celebrations.
1-cup butter, cold, cut into cubes
2-cups self rising flour
¼-cup brown sugar, packed
¼-cup white sugar
1-tsp ground ginger
2-tsp vanilla extract
1-egg, room temp
2-TBSP orange zest
1/8-cup candied ginger, minced
¾-cup dried currents
½-cup walnuts, chopped ( optional)
2-cups powder sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350
In the bowl of stand mixer place the flour, sugars, spices and zest, Mix for 20 seconds on low.
Add the butter and mix until it looks like coarse cornmeal.
Add egg and vanilla and mix to combine.
Add the ginger, currents and nuts if using and stir to combine.
Using a 1 ounce cookie scoop, place 12 dough balls on a lined cookie sheet and bake for 18 mins.
Remove and let cool for 5-8 mins.
Roll cooled cookies in powder sugar.