Whether you call these by Swedish Heirloom Cookies or by many of their other names (Snowballs, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes), you just need to try them. The buttery almond flavor melts in your mouth!
Love these nutty cookies? Try our favorite melt in your mouth Pecan Sandies for a delicious twist.
Why this Recipe Works
Growing up, my mom ALWAYS made these cookies. I called them crescent cookies, because of the shape. They were like crescent moons. But when I say crescents now, people think of the bread.
Making a batch of these, I was reminded how easy they are to make. I even created a little video again for you all (I promise my videos will get better with time)!
How to Make Snowball Cookies
- Use Fisher Nuts Almonds! I love the flavor of their nuts, and the fact that they are preservative free! I used the Fisher Sliced Almonds, but whole almonds would work exactly the same. You’re going to pulse them in your food processor until they are a fine crumb.
- When shaping the dough, make them small. The smaller the better! One bite cookies are the best, haha! I use about 1 Tbsp dough, maybe a little bit less.
- While the cookies are still warm, roll them into the bowl of powdered sugar. Once they are cooled, sprinkle even more powdered sugar on them, you want to inhale the powdered sugar till you cough. Kidding. But you know it happens.
- Store these cookies in an airtight container for up to one week!
More Cookie and Easy Dessert Recipes
- Banana Cookies
- Peach Hand Pies
- Lemon Bars
- Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
- Christmas Crack
- Apple Crisp
- Peanut Butter Balls
- Lemon Cheesecake