Almond Snowball Cookies

Almond Snowball Cookies

  • Author: Deborah Davis
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: dessert, cookie
  • Method: Baked, Oven
  • Cuisine: Holiday, Cookie


These almond snowball cookies are an adapted version of one my family’s favorite holiday cookies.


  • 1 cup roasted unsalted almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (skip if using salted butter)


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Add the almonds to a food processor and puree until they resemble a course flour/breadcrumbs. Transfer to the bowl of your mixer and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix on low to medium until dough starts to stick a bit, and you can squeeze it between your fingers and it will hold it’s shape.
  3. Form dough into 1″ balls and arrange on a cookie sheet. (I was able to make 20 cookies)
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  5. Allow to cool on rack until you can handle them. Roll each cookie in powdered sugar.