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Almond Snowballs


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  • 1/2 Cup Slivered Almonds
  • 1 Cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Parchment Paper
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar


Servings 60
Preparation time 97mins
Cooking time 109mins


Step 1

1. Preheat oven to 350. Bake almonds in a single layer in a shallow pan 6 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Cool completely (about 20 minutes). Reduce over temperature to 325.
2. Process almonds in a food processor for 30 seconds or until finely ground.
3. Beat butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Gradually add vanilla and 1 cup powdered sugar, beating well. (Dough will be crumbly).
4. Combine flour, salt, and almonds; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended.
5. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
6. Bake at 325 for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes. Transfer to wire racks, and coll 10 minutes. Roll cookies in 1/2 cup powdered sugar.

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