Also known as Mexican wedding cookies, these Easy Gingerbread Snowball Cookies are a simple light, buttery and cakey ball shaped cookie covered in powdered sugar. They are quick to prepare, making them the ultimate snowball Christmas cookie and the perfect edible gift or addition to any holiday baking tray!
In a food processor mix butter, white granulated sugar, salt, vanilla, flour, ground almond, ginger and cinnamon process until mixture clings together. * I found this is the best way to make these.
Alternatively, if you are using a mixer, beat butter, then add granulated sugar, salt, vanilla, ginger and cinnamon. Then beat in as much flour as possible with the mixer, stirring in remaining flour and ground almond with a large spoon.
Shape into balls (at least an 1- 1.5 inches in size) . * If you are having difficulty forming them into balls, you can wet your hands a little to make it easier
Place a ½ inch to 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in preheated oven for for about 15-20 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.
Transfer to cooling rack and cool for 5 minutes.
Mix powdered sugar with red and green sparkling sugar. Roll each snowball in mixture.
Sprinkle on additional green and red sparking sugar as desired.
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📋 Gingerbread Snowball Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Vitamin A 236IU5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.