Lemon Snowballs Cookie Recipe
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Lemon Snowballs Cookie Recipe

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These crunchy little cookies are great for a light dessert. The bright taste of lemon makes them a winner!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 144 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter, sugar and egg until well blended. Add lemon juice and peel. Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Add almonds. Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned (cookies will not brown on top).
  3. Remove immediately to wire racks; cool for 5 minutes, then roll in confectioners' sugar. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Lemon Snowballs Cookie in Country December/January 1998, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 144 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

Sandra it could just be the butter you used cuz that can make them go flat

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Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

I just finised these, but they didn't stay completely round like the picture. I put dough in refrigerator over night. Are there any cookie or baking experts out there that might offer some suggestions or advice?

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Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

I just finished baking these but mine also lost it's ball look. I did everything the recipe said. Even left in frig. overnight. Anyone have any suggestions? Appreciate it.

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Reviewed Jul. 24, 2011

The cookies were not lemony enough for my taste so next time will add more lemon zest and juice. They did not stay in a ball shape as the picture suggests but overall a very good cookie.

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Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

I would prefer a stronger lemon flavor, but I was pleased with the way the cookies turned out. I used a 1" scoop to form the balls and did not chill the dough. The cookies spread just a little. Were perfectly acceptable size and texture.

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