Day 4: Almond Snowballs


Day 4 of my 12 days of cookies: almond snowballs. This is probably the most traditional any cookie on my list is going to get for the holidays. Do you have any cookies that you always make for Christmas?


Although I’m usually a fan of chewy, soft, plain cookies, this cookie knocked my socks off. Maybe the powdered sugar coating did me in. Maybe it was the feeling of having a bite literally melt in your mouth. Either way, I’m a fan.


These are surprisingly light. I can picture them on a dainty floral stand at a tea party. Yes… these would be the perfect tea party cookies!


Just because these cookies are crumbly doesn’t mean that they’re hard. They’re actually a soft crumbly, if that makes any sense.

Day 4: Almond Snowballs


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) softened butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups almond meal
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Cream together the butter and vanilla. Mix in the flour, almond meal, salt, and sugar until the dough comes together.
  3. Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls and place on baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes. Let the cookies cool down before rolling them in the powdered sugar.




Leave a Reply