Snow Sisters & Snowball Cookies - Book Review & Recipe
Snow sisters is author Kerri Kokias' lovely debut picture book.
This book opens with a simple reaction by two sisters: Snow! and Snow.
From then on, words fall gently like snowflakes. The snowy day provides a canvass for painting two sisters' unique personalities and illustrator Teagan White makes excellent use of it. This book also had a playfulness between the words and the illustrations that makes it more than the sum of its parts. The two are well combined for a fresh and fun story.
This is a great book to cuddle up with your kids on a snowy day.
While inside for a warm up, you could also make the snowball cookies featured in the book. Now snowball cookies are traditionally made with nuts, but my family is a no-nut household. Here's a nut free version.
Nut-Free Snowball Cookies
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- Extra powdered sugar for rollin
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Beat softened butter and powdered sugar together until smooth and creamy.
- Mix in the vanilla and salt.
- Add the flour slowly until well combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Form the dough into tablespoon-sized balls and drop on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 7-10 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned.
- Removed from oven and let cool until they can be handled (about a minute).
- Roll the cookies in the extra powdered sugar.
- Let them cool completely and then ENJOY!
Yum! This recipe makes about 16 cookies (enough to fill one large cookie sheet). It's a smaller recipe, so it won't feed a crowd. But it's just enough to satisfy a sweet tooth and then refuel before heading out to play outside some more.
This book and snack pairing will make for a delicious and cozy snowy day.