Almond Snowball Cookies

Recipe by Mary in LA.
READY IN: 30mins




  • Pulse the almonds and sugar in a food processor until very finely ground.
  • Add the butter and process until smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Scrape the dough off the inside of the bowl,If needed.
  • Add the vanilla and almond extracts and pulse to combine.
  • Add flour and salt and pulse to make a soft dough.
  • Turn the dough out onto a large piece of waxed paper and roll into a log about 15 inches long and 1 and 1/2 inches wide.
  • Wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Cut the chilled dough into 1/2 inch pieces and roll by hand into balls.
  • Space the cookies evenly on the prepated baking sheets until slightly golden, rotating the sheets once, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Put the confectioners sugar in a pie plate.
  • Briefly cool the cookies on a rack, then gently toss in the confectioner's sugar until evenly coated.
  • Return to rack, cool to room temperature and then toss again in the con- fectioners sugar.