Cherry-Almond Snow Cookies


I came up with this recipe after trying to find a similar one online. Since I couldn't find what I was looking for, I made it up myself! The results were delicious (according to the raves from my family).

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
3 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup softened butter

  • 2 cups powdered sugar, divided, or more as needed

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup finely chopped maraschino cherries

  • 3 tablespoons amaretto liqueur

  • 2 tablespoons tart cherry juice concentrate

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 cup ground almonds

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Combine butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, and white sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Mix in cherries, amaretto liqueur, cherry juice concentrate, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Beat in ground almonds.

  3. Combine flour and salt in a separate bowl; add to butter mixture and blend until well combined. Roll dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheets with room in between, as cookies will expand with baking.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, about 20 minutes. Cool on the baking sheets for 10 minutes.

  5. While cookies are cooling, place remaining 1 cup powdered sugar in a bowl. Coat each cookie in powdered sugar until completely covered. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

142 Calories
7g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 142
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 2g
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 40mg 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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