Last night the kids and I made two batches of Snowball Cookies as gifts for their teachers.

It has been a tradition in Matthew’s family to have them on the table during the holidays for generations. His beloved “Nanny” Ferguson was the official cookie maker before passing the recipe on to Matthew’s mother, Linda.

First, I made one batch that was the generic, everyday melt-away, and to the next batch I added chocolate. I then dusted the chocolate snowballs in cocoa and powdered sugar and “Reindeer Poo” was born.

I asked Gaelynn if we should call them “Dirty Snowballs,” but she definitely preferred the former.

Who knows, perhaps next year we shall make lemon essence “Don’t Eat the Yellow Snowballs.”