Delicate snowball Christmas cookies with almonds

Delicate snowball Christmas cookies with almonds

Portions: 8 persons | Preparation time: 35 minutes

These delicate snowball with almonds literally melt in your mouth. After baking, the Christmas cookies are rolled in icing sugar, giving them their snow-white colour.

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Delicate snowball Christmas cookies with almonds
Delicate snowball Christmas cookies with almonds

Portions: 8 persons | Preparation: 35 minutes

These delicate snowball with almonds literally melt in your mouth. After baking, the Christmas cookies are rolled in icing sugar, giving them their snow-white colour.

Please review recipe:

Ø 5 out of 5 stars ( 3 votes )

Season: Christmas | Region: Central America | Preparation: Bake | Menu: Pastries | Cuisine: Mexican recipes

Ingredients

Dough

  • 230 g butter, softened
  • 40 g powdered sugar
  • 60 g ground almonds
  • 1 p. Vanilla sugar
  • 260 g flour
  • Salt, to taste

Topping

  • 120 g powdered sugar

Utensils

  • hand mixer
  • bowl
  • spoon
  • cling film

Instructions

  1. Beat the butter with the icing sugar until creamy.
  2. Add the vanilla sugar and salt.
  3. Add the flour and the almonds and work everything into an even dough.
  4. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill for 1 hour.
  5. With a Take the ice cream scoop or a tablespoon of hemispheres from the dough and put them on the tray.
  6. Bake the snowball cookies in the oven at 180°C for about 12-15 minutes.
  7. Let the Christmas cookies cool down a bit and roll in the icing sugar.

The snowballs stay nice and crispy if they are kept in a closed tin. Macadamia nuts or hazelnuts can also be used instead of almonds. It’s a nice Christmas pastry also called “Mexican Wedding Kisses” or “Russian Tea Cakes”!