happy hobbit xmas special Wintertide and Durin’s Day are upon us so join Fili and Kili to learn how to incorporate some dwarvish customs into your winter holidays, from crafts and cookies to carols! Wishing you all enough warmth and cheer to glow in your heart all through the coming New Year! Recipe below.

Blue Mountain Snowballs

(single batch)

* 2 cups of flour
* 1 cup of butter, softened
* 4 teaspoons of vanilla
* 3/4 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts

Sifting the flour and powdered sugar together helps the dough stay fine and snowy. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Roll into balls and place on a cookie sheet so that they are not touching to help them maintain their shape. Bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes, until the bottoms are just starting to turn golden. Let cool on the pan for 1-2 minutes then transfer to a piece of parchment paper.

Roll in powdered sugar and sift some more on top if desired, then feed to the hungry mouths of dwarves!