Classic Snowball Cookies with Almonds
Recipe Type: Dessert, Baking
Serves: makes about 5 dozen
A cookie perfect with a warm beverage, the snowballs are a holiday favorite that are great as delicious gifts or for a dessert exchange.
  • 2 sticks butter or margarine
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • 2½ cups white whole wheat flour
  • powder sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. Cream the softend butter or margarine and the sugar together. Add the vanilla and mix well. Add the almonds to mixture. Add the flour, one cup at a time and combine well. Use your hands to fully combine ingredients. Form the dough into ping pong ball sized cookies.
  3. Place on non-stick cookie sheet, an inch apart. Bake in preheated oven for 10 -15 minutes, until the bottoms are a nice golden brown. Allow cookies to slightly cool. Place about 2 cups of powerded sugar into a large bowl. While still a little warm, roll cookies into powdered sugar, until fully coated. Makes about 5 dozen cookies, depending on how big your dough balls are.
Dough can be stored in fridge or freezer. If using all butter and storing in refrigerator, the dough will become very hard. You need to give yourself plenty of time to allow dough to come to room temperature. You can also roll the the cookie dough balls ahead of time and store in refrigerator.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at