Almond Snowballs

Nancy Potter


Another great cookie

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Makes about 5 dozen


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
parchment paper
1/2 c
powdered sugar


1Preheat 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°.
2Process 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.)
3Combine flour, salt, and almonds; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended.
4Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
5Bake 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.

About Almond Snowballs

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Desserts, Nuts