Almond Snowballs

 

These classic snowball cookies are perfect for your Christmas tray!

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Have you planned all of your holiday baking yet? If you are still working on it these are a must make! These almond snowball cookies are cute little crumbly butter cookies dredged in powdered sugar. They are super easy and so tasty!

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These cookies do use powdered sugar and so they are a once a year treat for us! You can definitely use organic powdered sugar but they will not be snowball cookies without them. Like I have said before I do try to make my treats with honey or maple syrup, but some occasions call for a little splurge and these are delicious! I have never had these before, but once I made them they were a big hit with the family. It will definitely be a new tradition for our Christmas cookies!

These almond snowball cookies melt in your mouth and you will enjoy baking and eating these.

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Almond Snowballs

Note: You can use whole wheat pastry flour instead of the all purpose flour and wheat flour. I think next time I am going to use 1/2 cup honey in the dough and just roll the cookies in powdered sugar!

Ingredients

1 1/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour

1/2 cup white whole wheat flour

1/2 cup ground almonds

1/8 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup powdered sugar for rolling

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl stir together the flours, ground almonds and salt until combined. Cream the butter with 1/2 cup powdered sugar, almond and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  4. Form the dough into tablespoon sized balls and place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 or until lightly browned.
  5. Remove from the oven and dredge the cookies in powdered sugar. Place cookies on a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled dredge in powdered sugar again.

 

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