Swedish Snowball Cookies for #SundayFunday
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Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm says "I love learning traditions of other countries through cooking and baking. Share a traditional Christmas cookie from somewhere around the World that is special to you and tell us why it brings you fond memories."
I remember baking cookies with my grandma anytime we happened to be in Washington. She would host all the grandkids and we would spend hours mixing, shaping, and baking. It was a wonderful part of the Holidays. Grandma Phyllis always included the kids and really knew how to make Christmas extra special with time together. I remember making pinecones rolled in peanut butter and bird seed for the animals too - we'd hang them on the trees outside after we made cookies for everyone.
So when I was trying to think of a cookie that held memories for me, I couldn't think of a specific one - but with Swedish heritage, especially on my Grandma Phyllis' side, I did a quick search for Swedish Christmas cookies and landed on these snowball cookies and knew that was perfect.
These cookies are so incredibly tender. the addition of the almond flour adds a really wonderful texture to them. They melt in your mouth. They're not overly sweet and are the perfect tea cookie!
I cannot believe we're getting ready for the Holidays but here we are - already 5 days into the month! Happy Holiday season!
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Swedish Snowball Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar, divided
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup ground almonds
2 cups flour
2 TBS water
1 TBS vanilla
2 tsp almond extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a silpat on a baking sheet.
- Place the softened butter and 1 cup of the powdered sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer. Start on low speed and increase to high until mixture is lightened in color and creamy.
- Add in the salt, almond flour, and regular flour. Mix briefly, just until mixture is roughly combined.
- Add in the egg, water, vanilla and almond extracts.
- Mix again until mostly combined. Use a spatula to scrape down the bottom and sides and give it another mix or two by hand to ensure everything is evenly combined.
- Use a cookie scoop to help create evenly sized cookies. Gently roll each scoop to smooth out the edges and make a ball.
- Place 12 cookies on a baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes until just lightly golden brown on the bottom.
- Allow to rest on the baking sheet for a few minutes until they are set enough to move to a cooling rack.
- Allow to cool for a few minutes, and then roll them in the remaining powdered sugar while they are still warm.
- Complete cooling on the rack and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Coffee With Us 3