Recipe from Lily Moore
Snowball Сookies
Cooking time: 30 min
Servings 25
Traditional snowball cookies with almonds are one of those Christmas classics that many people consider to be a must-cook during the festives. With a rich, nutty flavor and a sweet coating from powdered sugar, these tiny treats are truly the most delicious melt-in-your-mouth morsels.


  • Powdered sugar
    5,8 oz.
  • Flour
    5,8 oz.
  • Almonds
    3 oz.
  • Unsalted butter
    4 oz.
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Vanilla
    0,5 pod
  • Amaretto
    1,5 tsp.

Nutrition facts per serving

  • Calories

    106 kcal

  • Protein

    2 g

  • Fat

    6 g

  • Carbohydrates

    13 g


  • Preheat your oven to 356ºF. Bake the almonds in the oven until golden brown. Then let them cool and finely chop in a blender.

  • Put the butter and 2.30 oz. of powdered sugar in a bowl and beat with a hand mixer until the mixture is light and creamy. Then add the vanilla, a little salt, amaretto, ground almonds and mix. At the end, add the flour and knead a homogeneous dough.

  • Form the dough into a roll about 1.60 Inch in diameter. Now cover the roll with a food wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

  • Form the dough into small balls and put on a baking dish lined with a baking paper. Keep some distance between the balls. Then bake for about 9 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let them cool for a couple of minutes.

  • Meanwhile, sift the remaining powdered sugar into a bowl. Now roll one by one the warm cookies in the sugar. Put them back on the baking sheet, let them cool for another 5 minutes, then roll the balls again in the powdered sugar.


  • If desired, you can add the orange or lime zest to the dough.

Bon Appetit!

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