Snowball Cookies

I love tea cookies (aka Butterballs, Russian Tea Cakes, Snowball cookies etc).

The other day we got a some Russian Tea cookie at WholeFoods and they were so hard. I was disappointed. 

So I decide to make my own. 

With cold weather here I’m slightly more motivated to bake. 

I made a small batch of Snowball cookies on Sunday evening and they didn’t last long. So I made full batch this morning again. They’re very easy to make and are quite delicious. 

Anything that’s easy to make and delicious at the same time it’s my kinda recipe 😉


I grind the nuts in

Snowball Cookies Recipe:

  • 3/4 cup nuts (my favorites are almonds or walnuts)
  • 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks) at room temperature (I cut mine)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (or vanilla)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Powdered sugar for rolling


  1. Heat the oven to 375 F
  2. Grind the nuts and put in a separate bowl once done
  3. Mix the butter, almond extract and powdered sugar 
  4. Add the flour, salt and almonds and mix everything until the dough holds
  5. Shape the dough into small (about 1-inch) balls and place about 1 inch apart on an lined baking sheet
  6. Bake 10 – 12 minutes until the cookies are set but not brown. The underside of the cookies will be just lightly browned. 
  7. Remove and cool for about 10 minutes.
  8. Roll the warm cookies in sifted powdered sugar.




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  1. 12.7.16
    Megan at LushtoBlush said:

    These are one of my all-time favorites! They're so delicious…and cute, too :)Xo,Megan at Lush to Blush

    • 12.7.16
      Lilly Style said:

      They really are 🙂

  2. 12.7.16
    Yvonne Ashon said:

    Omg! Looks so good. I'm thinking this with warm tea.

    • 12.7.16
      Lilly Style said:

      Yes, perfect tea cookies 🙂

  3. 12.7.16
    Malu Swartjes said:

    omg they sound so yummy! xxOnline magazine about Beauty, Life, Entertainment & Style!

    • 12.7.16
      Lilly Style said:

      So yummy 🙂

  4. 12.7.16
    Jenn said:

    Our neighbor made these for us after we helped her shovel out from the blizzard last year and they were SO good!!

    • 12.7.16
      Lilly Style said:

      Aw, it's always nice to have such sweet neighbors 🙂

  5. 12.7.16
    J+S said:

    Is it 3/4 c nuts? Thanks!

    • 12.7.16
      Lilly Style said:

      Ah yes, thank you. Updated it 🙂

    • 12.8.16
      J+S said:

      That's what I figured but I just want to be sure. I am hoping to make these cookies this weekend. Thanks for posting the recipe. 🙂

  6. 12.7.16
    Lioness said:

    Thank you. I've never made cookies before. These look like an easy enough way to start.

    • 12.7.16
      Lilly Style said:

      Yes, super easy (which are my type of recipes 😉