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Ginger-Macadamia Nut Snowballs

You’ll go nuts over these ginger-spiced cookies, made with love and coated with sweet confectioners’ sugar to look like snow. —Jenny Humphries, Ocean View, Hawaii
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 5 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup plus 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 2-1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup chopped crystallized ginger


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar until blended. Beat in lemon zest and lemon extract. Gradually beat flour into creamed mixture. Stir in macadamia nuts and ginger. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Roll warm cookies in remaining confectioners' sugar. Cool on wire racks. When cooled, roll cookies again in confectioners' sugar.
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    Dec 26, 2012

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  • jpdakine
    Dec 26, 2012

    Very tasty and nice change of ingredients. My cookies spread a bit and were flatter than the picture, but still very good.

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