Easy to make, melt in your mouth, almond snowball cookies. These crumbly little almond flavoured cookies are perfect for Christmas! Plus a quick recipe video!
Almond snowball cookies. My favourite kind of snowball cookie. Or Russian tea cake. Or whatever you may call them.
We always called them snowball cookies. And we actually always made them with a candied cherry inside when I was little. But…I don’t really like candied cherries. I still put them on my whipped shortbread cookies, because, well, they’re pretty. And the kids love them. And it’s kind of a tradition.
But I don’t like them. They’re just too sweet or something.
Although this is coming from the girl that doesn’t like maraschino cherries either, and I know I’m basically all on my own in the world on that one. Everyone likes those things and thinks I’m insane. What can I say – I don’t like them.
So I don’t put candied cherries in my snowball cookies anymore.
I do, however, still make them almond flavoured like my mom always did. Clearly I have a thing for almond flavouring – I shared one of my favourite Christmas treats last year, this almond cake – and these almond snowball cookies might run a pretty close second.
Although….I may just say that about a whole host of Christmas treats. Maybe it’s because we only make these things once a year, but I have a LOT of favourites. Um…maybe we eat too many cookies at Christmas time?
Oh well, it’s only once a year. Totally worth it.
Anyways. These almond snowball cookies. Cute little crumbly shortbread like cookies flavoured with almond and dredged in icing sugar. They’re the perfect little bite-sized cookie to add to your Christmas cookie list.
Especially if you’ve never made them. Super easy cookies to make and oh so tasty. Especially when they’re almond snowball cookies…and there’s no cherry in the middle!
Watch how quick and easy they are to make: