Cream Cheese Snowball Cookies

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An easy mix-and-bake recipe my grandmother used to make every Christmas! This yummy recipe, containing cream cheese and almond extract, makes moist, flavorful snowballs that are a different twist on your traditional snowball cookie!

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Prep Time:
23 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Additional Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • ½ cup finely-chopped walnuts (Optional)

  • ½ cup vegetable shortening (such as Crisco®)

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift the confectioners' sugar into a shallow bowl, stir in the walnuts, and set aside.

  2. Beat the shortening, butter, cream cheese, and sugar together in a bowl until the mixture is creamy and thoroughly blended. Mix in the almond extract, vanilla extract, and flour; stir to combine. Scoop up dough by rounded tablespoons, and roll into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Place the balls about 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies turn slightly golden at the edges, about 6 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for about 1 minute, then roll in the confectioners' sugar-walnut mixture while still a little warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

170 Calories
12g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 170
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 2g
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 26mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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