Lemon Snowballs

~Cookie Recipe~


Today I’m sharing another cookie recipe from our holiday cookie day. These Lemon Snowballs are delicious little crunchy cookies that have a sweet lemon flavor. They have the added flavor of nuts and confectioners’ sugar.

Lemon Snowballs

This recipe comes from the 2003 Taste of Home’s Christmas Cookies recipe book, but I did make a few adaptations to the recipe.

Lemon Snowballs

The original recipe calls for almonds, but since I had walnuts on hand…that’s what I added. I also left out the grated lemon peel…because I didn’t have any…I tend to make due!

Lemon Snowballs

Even though I made a few adjustments, I’m sharing the original recipe with you today.


Lemon Snowballs
Serves: 3 dozen
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup finely chopped almonds
  • Confectioners' sugar
  1. Cream butter, sugar and egg until well blended.
  2. Add the lemon juice and peel.
  3. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Stir into the creamed mixture.
  4. Add the chopped almonds.
  5. Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour.
  6. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls.
  7. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
  9. Remove to wire racks and cool for 5 minutes.
  10. Roll in confectioners' sugar.

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