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Christmas Snowball Cookies


Christmas is only 4 days away and I chose this Christmas Snowball Cookies or Almond Snow Balls recipe from my favourite book Oskashi ~ sweet treats made with love. Don't ask me how many recipes I've tried, I just love the easy and simple recipes in this book . I'm sure many of you have this book and love it very much too.
These Snowball Cookies or Almond Snowballs are very yummy with the almond fragrance that just melts in your mouth. You can let your kids to help you around and have fun.  You can roll the dough into small balls so that they be easily popped into your mouth. Hope everyone have a wonderful Christmas!

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Almond Snowball Cookies
     150g Plain flour
     120g Butter, softened
     50g Icing sugar
     a pinch of salt
     1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
     50g Ground almonds

  • Preheat oven to 160C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Beat butter, icing sugar, salt and vanilla extract until softened.
  • Fold flour and ground almonds into butter mixture using a spatula.
  • Wrap dough with cling film and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.
  • Roll chilled dough into a long cylinder about 3 cm in diameter. Slice roll and weigh the pieces to check they are uniform in size, about 8g each.
  • Shape dough pieces into balls and place in alternating rows on prepared baking tray to ensure good distribution of oven heat for even baking.
  • Bake cookies for 20 minutes, then remove from heat and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • Once cooled, dust cookies with icing sugar and store in an airtight container to keep them crisp.

Enjoy & Have a Merry Christmas!


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  1. Another simple yet delicious cookie recipe to bookmark:D My list is getting longer by the day! Good idea to make it small:D

  2. Snow ball cookies look simply awesome. You have replicated the entire Christmas spirit in this post.
    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. So nice to have a perfectly round cookie! I know I will like these as I do like a little nut meal in my baked goods. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year my dear friend! :)

  4. Snowballs! Great entry this. Thanks very much for dropping by my blog. I love your stuff! Going to be poking around often now :D

  5. These cookies look really delicious ! Great presentation , too ! Hope you win that challenge ;)

  6. Ann, i want to try this out, make it my presents for my friends...thanks for sharing...i don't think i have been notice of this recipe book in book stores...
    Merry Christmas to you and your family ^0^

  7. Yes, I saw this by one of the bloggers and have already book marked to make for cny.

    Ann, here's wishing you Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

  8. I love your snowballs look like eggs in nest. X'mas Cheer!

  9. i will just pop, pop and pop all into my mouth! Merry christmas to you!

  10. 明天就是冬至了

  11. Ann, I know I've said this a hundred times but it needs being said are brilliant!! Your food placement and photography are always so beautiful! You have such an eye for food styling not to mention, the recipes sounds fantastic! I just love your site and feel honored to know you as a fellow food blogger. Inspirational! Merry Christmas my friend♥

  12. Ann, u're really baking a lot of stuff & all of them looks soooooooooooo yummy! R u opening a shop soon? Make sure I get a discount card. Hahaha!

  13. Thank you Joyce. Wishing you a Merry Christmas :)

    Thanks Jeannie. I'm always inspired by your beautiful site. My list is getting longer too.

    Thanks Rasoi! I love your moist brownies, look very delicious ♥

    Merry Christmas to you too! Biren☺

    Hi Ping, Thank you for dropping by. Your blog is amazing, I love all your creations ☺

    Thanks Anne.

    Sherleen, Merry Christmas to you too!

    Chris, same to you too!

    J.O. 冬至快乐!

  14. @At Home with Rebecka
    Thank you Rebecka for your sweet compliment. I'm very honored to know you too. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

  15. @Blackswan
    Shirley, If I open a shop, you'll get at least 50% discount off.☺
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  16. Ann, so coincident my sis baked some cookies too which look similar to yours, but different in ingredients :)
    yours looks really good :)

  17. Hummmmmmm... muito delicioso mesmo!!!

    …………( )
    °º♫✿ ♪FELIZ
    °º✿ NATAL!!!
    º° ✿♥ ♫° ·.

  18. Merry Christmas and happy holidays, Ann! I've made these balls (well maybe not the exact recipe) before and it's true-- they are wonderful and really melt in the mouth!

  19. You styled this photo beautifully. I love cookies that have a nut fragrance...very nice. did I mention these would be delightful with my coffee.

    Merry Christmas to you.


  20. These must be the only snowballs I can't throw - only good for eating. LOL.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  21. Wow, what a lovely presentation, Ann.
    Don't mind popping some into my mouth now!

  22. I would love to pop some in my mouth! Looks wonderful!
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  23. I love the way you created your snowy Christmas! It looks like a fairytale to me!

    Merry Christmas, Ann and your family and best wishes for 2012!

  24. Thanks so much for joining the challenge Ann. These snowballs are amazing! Love your presentation to bits!

  25. Wow, your blog got a christmas makeover! :)
    Lovely recipe, I adore almond cookies!

  26. @Alice
    Oh yeah! I saw many versions in this recipe and I'm they tastes as good as this one.
    Merry Christmas to you too :)

  27. @sophia
    Hi Sophia, So glad to see you here again. Wish you a Merry Christmas and blessed New Year :)

  28. @Velva
    Thank you Velva.
    Merry Christmas to you too!

  29. Merry Christmas to ALL!♥
    Thanks for your lovely comments ☺

  30. Ann these look wonderful...what could be better than melts in your mouth goodness? I just posted a family recipe with almond paste. I love almond! I am always impressed when I come here and see all that you do.

  31. They're wonderful, and photos are perfect.
    Have a Happy New Year to you and your family and friends.

  32. Ann, Remember I said, if any entries submitted to the White Christmas Challenge through Quay Po Cooks wins a prize at VGR, they will get an extra price from me which is my son's band, ROSEVELT's first Album named 17:25? Well, the result is not out yet but to me, whoever have given me the support is a winner in my heart already. May I have your address so that I can courier the CD to you? My email is

  33. Thanks Lyndsey for your compliment :)

    Thanks all for your lovely comment.
    Have a great Christmas holidays♥

  34. @Quay Po Cooks
    Hi Veron, Thank you very much! You're so kind and generous to give me your son's band's first Album. I'm going to email now...
    Thank you ♥

  35. hi ann, love n trust all ur recipes. would love to ask u do u have any good yummy recipe for kids ginger breadman? please recomend me some tecipe.

    1. Hi Sue,
      I'm posting a ginger bread x'mas tree cookies soon. You can use this recipe for ginger bread man. Same as most ginger breadman cookies, mine are quite hard.

    2. Hi ann,,
      I saw your post on the Christmas tree cookies. I relise the amount of butter is vert little. you mention it is quite hard, hmmm is it nice? I mean too hard for kids?

    3. Hi Sue, I think is fun to make gingerbread man with kids but taste wise is not everyone's favourite because there is nutmeg in the recipe.
      Mmmm... You can try half of the recipe and judge it by yourself.

    4. Hi Ann

      Did you post this recipe at I saw your pic and recipe on this lady's facebook page "I love to cook/eat delicious food which has the source of the recipe linked to


    5. Hi Amanda,

      Yes I posted this recipe at Foodista but I did not give permission to re-post at this site.
      Thank you for highlighting. I'll write to Foodista about this matter.
      Merry Christmas to you :)


  36. lovely snowballs cookies...wonderful to be in the mouth,melt away

    1. Hi Jong, I love these cookies, so easy to make and yummy, not too sweet too! Great for Christmas :)

  37. I love these balls! And all these almonds...must taste great!