This “candy” is simplicity itself to make, and it appears in every Christmas cookbook and at every holiday party south of the Mason-Dixon line. Most recipes call for using store-bought vanilla wafers as a base for the confection, but my mother’s recipe calls for shortbread.
Put all of the ingredients except the sugar for dredging in a food processor and process until blended together. Roll into ¾- to 1-inch balls, roll in the powdered sugar, and store in wax paper-lined tins. They will keep for about a month.