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Snowball cookies also called wedding cookies.
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Wedding Cookies

These  bite-sized cookies are perfect for your dessert buffet, they can be popped into your mouth whole so powdered sugar doesn't go everywhere!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chilling Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bite Sized Snowball Cookies, Butterball Cookies, Wedding Cookies
Servings: 6 dozen
Author: Anna


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • ¾ cup ground almonds, I pulse mine in the food processor
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup powdered sugar for rolling the cookies, or more, if needed


  • With your mixer on high speed beat together the butter, powdered sugar and vanilla until creamy and light yellow in color.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, ground almonds and salt.
  • Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until completely incorporated. Dough will be stiff.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 days.
  • Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  • Roll pieces of dough into ¾" balls and set on cookie sheet about 1 ½" apart. (These cookies don't spread.) I like to use a cookie scoop to make the job easier and less messy.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden brown on the bottom.
  • Cool cookie sheet on a rack for about 5 minutes.
  • Put ¾ cup powdered sugar in a shallow bowl.
  • Carefully roll each warm cookie in the powdered sugar then set on cooling rack.
  • When completely cool, you can roll the cookies again if you desire.
  • If freezing, roll in powdered sugar, then freeze. Once out of the freezer you can roll them again, if desired.


Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:
After the first roll in the powdered sugar, cool completely. Put cookies into a tightly sealed container and freeze for up to 2 months. When defrosted, roll in powdered sugar again, then serve.
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