With the holidays right around the corner, I thought it might be fun to share a recipe for cookies today. Almond snowball Christmas cookies are one of my favorites to dip in hot tea. The powdered sugar sweetens my tea as I snack and sip.

Almond Snowball Christmas Cookies

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Almond Snowball Christmas Cookies


These cookies are super easy and a complete crowd pleaser. I love it when just a few simple ingredients fall into place and something tasty happens.

Almond Snowball Christmas Cookies. So easy to make and a total crowd pleaser!

These are great to make with kids because they can get hands on by rolling the dough and sprinkling on the powdered sugar. I like to chill the dough for about 30 minutes before rolling, as it makes it a little bit easier to roll (less sticky). If you were short on time, you could certainly not chill the dough of your almond snowball Christmas cookies.

Almond Snowball Christmas Cookies
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 2 dozen
  • 1 Cup Butter Softened
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • 2 TSP. Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Almonds, finely chopped
  • ½ Cup Powdered Sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚.
  2. In a bowl cream together butter and sugar..
  3. Add in the vanilla and slowly add the flour, mixing as you go.
  4. Add the almonds and mix to combine. The mixture should be a soft dough.
  5. Chill dough for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  6. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 350˚ until the bottoms just start browning, 12-14 minutes.
  8. Remove and let cool until you can comfortably handle them. Roll in powdered sugar and place on wire rack to completely cool.
  9. Store in airtight container.