Lemon Snowballs Cookie

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 1 min./batch


about 3 dozen

Updated: Nov. 07, 2022
These crunchy little cookies are great for a light dessert. The bright taste of lemon makes them a winner!


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 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


  1. In a bowl, cream butter, sugar and egg until well blended. Add lemon juice and zest. 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.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 144 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.