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.
The powdered sugar is the secret to the pure yumminess of these cookies. I swear, they melt in your mouth, so de-lish!
They don't take a lot of ingredients, a win-win for a Christmas cookie, meaning they're quite simple to make.
Looking for more Christmas cookie recipes?
Chocolate Lover’s Christmas Light Cookies
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Mint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
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You can find even more holiday recipes on my list of Best Christmas Recipes for Your Holiday Celebrations!
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!
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Butter Almond Snowball Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup cane sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup finely chopped almonds
- 1 cup powdered sugar for dusting
- 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.
9 thoughts on “Butter Almond Snowball Christmas Cookies Recipe”
These look so perfect for Christmas!
Thank you, Kristy! I need to make another batch.
Can these be made ahead of time and frozen? How many cookies does it make?
Carolyn, I’m sure they could be, though I’ve never tried freezing them. The recipe makes about 2-3 dozen, depending on how large you make your cookies.