Buttery Snow Ball Cookies {without Nuts} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Buttery melt in your mouth snowball cookies


  • 1 cup of butter softened
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. of water
  • 2 tsp. of almond extract
  • 2 & 1/4 cup of flour
  • optional: 1 cup of chopped, slivered almonds
  • Bowl of powdered sugar – about 2 cups


  • Mix butter and sugar until well blended
  • Add water, & almond extract, and again mix until well blended
  • Add flour & optional nuts
  • Cover dough and refrigerate for about 30 minutes
  • Roll the dough into little snow balls – about and inch in diameter and set them down on an ungreased baking sheet
  • Don’t worry about them spreading. You can put more than a dozen on the sheet. They’ll puff up, a bit, but you can put plenty on the sheet as long as you leave a little room between each one – about an inch buffer
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes
  • When they are done, and they have cooled for a few minutes, place a few at a time into the bowl of powdered sugar and coat them with sugar
  • Set them down on a surface to cool the rest of the way
  • Roll once more in powdered sugar


If dough is cracking open when rolling – add a tsp. of water until it molds in your hands like playdough would

Store cookies in a covered container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.