Last updated on November 28, 2023 by Liza Hawkins
Almond lime snowball cookies are the perfect, festive holiday recipe to add to your cookie list!
Growing up, my extended family lived nearby and we always spent a day together making Christmas cookies. We made the same four kinds every single year, which is exactly what you want with a holiday tradition, especially when you’re a kid. Sugar cookies with powdered sugar icing, pinwheels, mini chocolate chip cookies, and powdered sugar covered snowball cookies, all beautifully arranged in Christmas-themed cookie tins.
Those snowball cookies were one of my favorites, and this update to a classic recipe — almond lime snowball cookies — is the perfect, festive holiday recipe to add to your cookie list.
How To Make Almond Lime Snowball Cookies
I bought the cheapest cut of almond at the store, and then rough chopped before adding them to the dry ingredients.
I used the zest and juice from two limes, and added them right in the dough as well.
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It worked perfectly, and I didn’t have to worry about the balls rolling around! Genius.
Once they were done baking, I let the almond lime snowball cookies cool for about five minutes in the mini muffin tin.
If you try removing them earlier they kind of explode, so even if you’re impatient (like me) just wait. TRUST ME.
After five minutes, I rolled them around in powdered sugar before letting the cookies cool completely on a baking rack.
Then they got one last dredge in powdered sugar.
These are SO good, and such an easy Christmas cookie to start a baking tradition in your house. Happy holidays!
These almond lime snowball cookies will delight your friends and family!
- 2 cups salted butter (4 sticks), softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sliced almonds, chopped
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 limes, zested and juiced
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 325°F.
- Add all the ingredients (including the lime zest/juice) EXCEPT the powdered sugar to the bowl of a standing mixer fit with a paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until a soft dough forms.
- Form the dough into 1" balls and drop them into the slots of a mini muffin tin. (Placing them on a baking sheet works fine too, if you don't have a mini muffin tin.)
- Bake the almond lime snowball cookies for 18-22 minutes, or until they are lightly golden on top. Remove the pans from the oven, and let the cookies cool for 5-10 minutes before you try and take them out.
- Coat each almond lime snowball cookie in powdered sugar, and then set them on a baking rack to cool completely. Coat them one last time in powdered sugar.
Store the almond lime snowball cookies in an airtight container or bag.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g