Almond Snowball Cookies

Mouth melting cookies


  • Unsalted butter, softened-16 Tbsp (1/2 lb or 226 grams)

  • Powdered sugar-½ cup (62 grams)

  • Vanilla extract-1 tsp

  • All-purpose flour- 2 cups (250 grams)

  • Salt-½ tsp

  • Almond finely ground or almond flour-1 cup (100 grams)

  • Orange zest from 1 medium orange-½ Tbsp


  • Preheat oven to 400˚F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Beat together ½ lb softened butter, ½ cup powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla extract with an electric hand mixer in a large mixing bowl.
  • Put in 2 cups all-purpose flour, and then add ½ tsp salt and 1 cup almond meal, mixing to combine.
  • Add ½ Tbsp orange zest and fold with a spatula until it is well incorporated. The dough should stick to the spatula but not to clean fingertips.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls (a cookie scoop makes this process easy, just scoop dough onto the baking sheet then roll into balls with your hands). Place cookies on baking sheet 1-inch apart. You should get 35-40 cookies. Bake at 400˚F for 11-13 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and cool 5 minutes.
  • Take a bowl, fill in with 1 to 1½ cups powdered sugar and while cookies are warm roll them in powdered sugar then place on wire rack to cool completely before rolling them a second time in powdered sugar.




Prep time

20 minutes

Cooking time

11 minutes

Almond Snowball Cookies