Almond Snowball Christmas Cookie Recipe


1-1/4 cup soft butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
3 tsp. almond extract
1 cup finely ground blanched almonds
3-1/2 cups sifted flour
Confectioners' sugar


Cream shortening, butter and granulated sugar; add eggs and beat until light. Mix in almond oil and ground almonds. Add flour to creamed mixture and mix thoroughly.

Chill dough about an hour.

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Scoop dough into small balls and place on ungreased baking sheets about 2" apart. Slightly flatten tops.

Bake about 15 minutes.

Sift confectioners' sugar over cookies as soon as you take them out of the oven. Cool about 5 minutes, then roll cookies in additional confectioners' sugar.

Yield:  About 132 cookies.

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