Butter Almond Snowball Christmas Cookies Recipe

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Over the years we've had our favorite Christmas recipes in the form of candy, cookies, cakes, and more.

I used to love these little almond crescent cookies that I'd buy around the holiday season. Yes, they were store bought cookies, even came in a box.

In fact, if I remember right, they were Keebler cookies. They were oh so scrumptious.

Since I haven't seen them in awhile, I thought I'd try making my own version, only in a round cookie shape vs. a crescent. I think I have a new favorite Christmas cookie recipe.

These have a much more buttery taste than your typical sugar or almond cookie…I was going for a really buttery, almond-y flavor with these cookies. They have a crunchy edge, but depending on how long you bake them, they're very chewy in the center.

Butter Almond Snowball Cookie Recipe {MamaBuzz - mamabzz.com}

The powdered sugar is the secret to the pure yumminess of these cookies. I swear, they melt in your mouth, so de-lish!

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They don't take a lot of ingredients, a win-win for a Christmas cookie, meaning they're quite simple to make.

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Butter Almond Snowball Christmas Cookies {MamaBuzz - mamabzz.com}

You'll find the printable recipe below. If you happen to bake them, drop me a line and let me know how you like them. Enjoy!

Butter Almond Snowball Cookies {MamaBuzz - mamabzz.com}

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Butter Almond Snowball Cookies are one of my favorite holiday cookie recipes. Melt in your mouth deliciousness with a powdered sugar dusting. Scrumptious Christmas cookies!
Butter Almond Snowball Cookies {MamaBuzz - mamabzz.com}

Butter Almond Snowball Cookies

Butter Almond Snowball Cookies, one of my favorite Christmas cookies ever. Dusted with powdered sugar for a melt in your mouth goodness like no other dessert.
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Course: Cookies & Bars, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff



  • Pre-heat the oven to 400° F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream or mix together the softened butter and sugar.
  • Add the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract, mixing well.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, sift or whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, mixing well.
  • Add the finely chopped almonds, mixing well.
  • Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto an un-greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 400° F for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies begin to turn golden. Remove them from the cookie sheet, and place them on a wire rack to cool.
  • When the cookies have mostly cooled but are still slightly warm, dust them in powdered sugar, making sure each cookie has a good coating of powdered sugar.
  • Serve with a mug of ice cold milk, hot tea, or coffee.


Serving: 1Servings | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 147mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g
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