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Gluten-Free Snowballs Recipe

Gluten-Free Snowballs Recipe

No one will miss the gluten in these crumbly, nutty balls of goodness. Their melt-in-your-mouth texture will make them the hit of your cookie exchange.—Joan Sarge, Eureka, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups potato starch
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine the potato starch, cornstarch, xanthan gum and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • 2. Shape into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 9-11 minutes or until set. Cool on pans for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
  • 3. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar. Cool completely on wire racks. Reroll in confectioners' sugar. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Read all ingredient labels for possible gluten content prior to use. Ingredient formulas can change, and production facilities vary among brands. If you’re concerned that your brand may contain gluten, contact the company.