Almond lime snowball cookies are the perfect, festive holiday recipe to add to your cookie list!
Growing up, the women on my dad’s side always got together to make Christmas cookies.
It was a day full of sugar cookies + powdered sugar icing, pinwheels, mini chocolate chip cookies and powdered sugar covered snowball cookies, all beautifully arranged in Christmas-themed cookie tins.
We made the same four kinds of Christmas cookies every single year, which is exactly what you want with a holiday tradition — especially when you’re a kid!
This year I was invited to a cookie exchange brunch where you bring six dozen of one type of cookie, and then you leave with an assortment of six dozen other cookies.
I decided to make the powdered sugar coated snowball cookies, but with a twist: lime and almonds.
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.
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!
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Nutrition Information: Yield: 24 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g
Store the almond lime snowball cookies in an airtight container or bag.
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