Almond Snowball Cookies

Almond Snowball Cookies are packed with almond flavor and get rolled around in powdered sugar!  These are also made with white whole wheat flour.  You can also check out my Funfetti Snowball Cookies, packed with sprinkles and also rolled in powdered sugar!  They’re both perfect to share any holiday season! Grab a hot glass of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and a plate of these cookies.   

It’s snowing outside and these almond snowball cookies are just perfect to enjoy, while looking out the window. This is an easy recipe and the dough comes together very fast.  

When I was mixing up the dough for these cookies, our son, asked what I was making.  I said, “snowball cookies.”  He asked if I was going to use the snow outside.  I laughed and said, “No, I will be using powdered sugar.”   He said, “Oh, it looks like real snow.  I like to eat snow!”  Kids say funny things, and make me laugh!  He loved these almond snowball cookies!

Don’t forget to check out my Funfetti Snowball Cookies! 

 Almond Snowball Cookies – Makes about 5 dozen

  • 2 sticks butter or margarine
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • 2 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • powder sugar


STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.  Cream the softend butter or margarine and the sugar together.  Add the vanilla and mix well. Add the almonds to mixture.  Add the flour, one cup at a time and combine well.  Use your hands to fully combine ingredients.  Form the dough into ping pong ball sized cookies.

STEP TWO: Place on non-stick cookie sheet, an inch apart.  Bake in preheated oven for 10 -15 minutes, until the bottoms are a nice golden brown.  Allow cookies to slightly cool.  Place about 2 cups of powerded sugar into a large bowl.  While still a little warm, roll cookies into powdered sugar, until fully coated.   Makes about 5 dozen cookies, depending on how big your dough balls are.

Note: Dough can be stored in fridge or freezer.  If using all butter and storing in refrigerator, the dough will become very hard.  You need to give yourself plenty of time to allow dough to come to room temperature.  You can also roll the the cookie dough balls ahead of time and store in refrigerator. 

By: Vanessa

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6 comments on “Almond Snowball Cookies

  1. Celli

    These look yummy!!!

  2. Adri

    Aren’t these just the best cookies of all? You photographs are truly beautiful. What lovely work!

    1. Vanessa

      Oh, your so sweet Adri! Thank you so much for commenting on my photos! Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

  3. Sunisha

    These were wonderful. We loved it! Thank you so much for the great recipe!!!

    1. Vanessa

      Hi Sunisha! Thank you so much for visiting Vanessa Baked and leaving a kind comment! I’m so happy to hear, you and your family loved the almond snowball cookies! We couldn’t stop eating them!!