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Almond Snowball Cookies Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 60 Snowballs 1x
  • Category: Cookies and Bars
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Almond snowball cookies! They’ll melt in your mouth! Whether you call’em mexican wedding cookies, russian tea cookies or snowballs you’re sure to love them!



  • 1 Cup Butter ((no substitutes))
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup finely chopped Almond Slivers
  • 2 1/4 Cups Flour
  • 2 Cups Additional Powdered Sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper or lightly spraying with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cream the butter and powdered sugar.
  3. Add the vanilla and salt.
  4. Add the almonds and flour.  Mix until everything is well combined.
  5. Scoop out dough in 1/2 Tablespoon scoops.  Roll into balls with your hands.  They should be about the size of gumballs.  Place on baking sheets.  I got 20 on a pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 13 minutes.  These cookies won’t brown other that the very bottoms.
  7. Roll baked hot cookies through the powdered sugar as soon as they come out of the oven.  Set on a wire rack to cool.
  8. Once completely cool, roll the cookies through the powdered sugar again.  Eat!

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