So Easy Snowball Cookies


So Easy Snowball Cookies

These crazy easy snowball cookies are made with almonds.

Editor's Note: Add a festive favorite to your holiday baking when you bake this cute little snowball cookies recipe! This simple Christmas cookie uses just a few ingredients to make an adorable dessert. Dosed with an extra layer of powdered sugar, these little snowballs are dainty, delicious, and a must-make for the season. While other versions of this recipe use pecans or walnuts, ours uses finely ground almonds, giving them a finer texture.

While these cookies are a hit during the holiday season, I like to make them when I've started to hit the post-Christmas blues in the gray weeks in January and February. There's no better way to cheer up than with a freshly baked plate of cookies that brings you all the cheer of the holiday season.

Yields24 cookies

Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Time12 min


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cup finely ground almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Add the salt, almond extract, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, cake flour, and ground almonds and mix well. If the dough is too soft to handle, chill it for 20 to 30 minutes.

  3. Using a cookie scoop, shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart.

  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let the cookies cool.

  5. Put a few tablespoons of confectioners' sugar in a bowl and roll the cookies in the sugar until fully coated. Place on a plate and serve.

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