Holiday Snowball Cookies

These classic nutty shortbread-like holiday cookies are rolled into balls, baked and then covered with confectioners sugar while still warm. Irresistible!


1 cup butter, room temperature


1/2 teaspoon almond extract

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped

1-2 cups confectioners sugar

Honey Tips

Honey Flavors and Colors

Honey has different flavors and colors, depending on the location and kinds of flowers the bees visit. Climatic conditions of the area also influence its flavor and color.


Preheat oven to 300°.
Using an electric mixer beat together butter, honey and almond extract. Sift together flour and salt. Add to butter mixture and beat to combine. Add nuts. Mix.
Using your hands, shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake 20-25 minutes until bottoms are browned and tops are just beginning to turn golden.
Place confectioners sugar in flat bowl, one cup at a time. Add hot cookies and spoon sugar over them to coat, adding more sugar to bowl as needed. Remove cookies to a rack to cool.
Yields: Approx. 42 cookies