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almond snowballs

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Recipe by
Nancy Potter
Eden, NC

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Ingredients For almond snowballs

  • 1/2 c
    slivered almonds
  • 1 c
    butter softened
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
  • c
    parchment paper
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar

How To Make almond snowballs

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°. Bake almonds in a single layer in a shallow pan 6 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Cool completely (about 20 minutes). Reduce oven temperature to 325°.
  • 2
    Process almonds in a food processor 30 seconds or until finely ground. 3. Beat butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Gradually add vanilla and 1 cup powdered sugar, beating well. (Dough will be crumbly.)
  • 3
    Combine flour, salt, and almonds; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended.
  • 4
    Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  • 5
    Bake at 325° for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes. Transfer to wire racks, and cool 10 minutes. Roll cookies in 1/2 cup powdered sugar.

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