Lemon Snowball Cookies Recipe

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5 lempon snowball cookies in yellow cupcake holders, a white plate full of lemon snowball cookies in the upper left. Fresh lemons are displayed as garnish. All sits on a white board


The fresh, sweet-tart flavor make these Lemon Snowball Cookies are a change of pace Christmas Cookie. Easy to make, they are a welcome addition to your holiday cookie plate!

Lemon Snowball Cookies Recipe

I label these a Christmas cookie, holiday cookie tray cookie that is a surprise on the tastebuds. However, you can definitely make this any time of year! Make it in the summer for a different lunchbox treat, a dessert to pair with lemonade, or for a picnic. These Lemon snowball cookies really are unique, and quite tasty!

5 lempon snowball cookies in yellow cupcake holders, a white plate full of lemon snowball cookies in the upper left, a basket of lemons behind the plate. Fresh lemons are displayed as garnish. All sits on a white board


Lemon Snowball Cookies Recipe Notes:

• I use walnuts in this cookie recipe. While I have not done so, I am pretty sure using almonds or macadamia nuts would work too.

• Make sure you roll the lemon cookies while still warm so the

• For my UK and Australian friends: confectioners sugar is icing sugar (powdered sugar, 10x).

Lemon Snowball Cookie Recipe. The fresh, sweet-tart flavor make these Lemon Snowball Cookies are a change of pace Christmas Cookie. Easy to make, they are a welcome addition to your holiday cookie plate!


Lemon Snowball Cookies Recipe Ingredients:

• 1¾ cups All-Purpose Flour, sifted
• ¼ tsp Baking Soda
• ¼ tsp Cream of Tartar
• ½ cup Crisco
• 2/3 cup Sugar
• Grated Lemon Grind of 1 Lemon
• 1 Egg
• 1 TSBP Water
• 3 TBSP Lemon Juice
• ½ cup Walnuts, finely chopped
• 1 cup confectioners Sugar

Lemon Snowball Cookies Mise en Place:

Measuring Cup
• Bowl
Spatula
• Sifter
Stand Mixer
• Cookie Sheet

Lemon Snowball Cookie Recipe. The fresh, sweet-tart flavor make these Lemon Snowball Cookies are a change of pace Christmas Cookie. Easy to make, they are a welcome addition to your holiday cookie plate!


Lemon Snowball Cookies Recipe Directions:

• Sift together 1¾ cups flour, ¼ tsp baking soda and ¼ tsp cream of tartar. Set aside.

Lemon Snowball Cookie Recipe. The fresh, sweet-tart flavor make these Lemon Snowball Cookies are a change of pace Christmas Cookie. Easy to make, they are a welcome addition to your holiday cookie plate!


Lemon Snowball Cookie Recipe. The fresh, sweet-tart flavor make these Lemon Snowball Cookies are a change of pace Christmas Cookie. Easy to make, they are a welcome addition to your holiday cookie plate!


Lemon Snowball Cookie Recipe. The fresh, sweet-tart flavor make these Lemon Snowball Cookies are a change of pace Christmas Cookie. Easy to make, they are a welcome addition to your holiday cookie plate!


• Using a mixer, cream together ½ cup Crisco and 2/3 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
• Add grated lemon rind (from one lemon) and 1 egg to the Crisco mixture; beat well.
• Stir in one tablespoon of water and three tablespoons of lemon juice to the Crisco mixture.

Lemon Snowball Cookie Recipe. The fresh, sweet-tart flavor make these Lemon Snowball Cookies are a change of pace Christmas Cookie. Easy to make, they are a welcome addition to your holiday cookie plate!


• Add sifted flour mixture to the Crisco mixture; blend well.

Lemon Snowball Cookie Recipe. The fresh, sweet-tart flavor make these Lemon Snowball Cookies are a change of pace Christmas Cookie. Easy to make, they are a welcome addition to your holiday cookie plate!


Lemon Snowball Cookie Recipe. The fresh, sweet-tart flavor make these Lemon Snowball Cookies are a change of pace Christmas Cookie. Easy to make, they are a welcome addition to your holiday cookie plate!


• Stir in ½ cup walnuts by hand.
• Refrigerate dough 1-2 hours.

Lemon Snowball Cookie Recipe. The fresh, sweet-tart flavor make these Lemon Snowball Cookies are a change of pace Christmas Cookie. Easy to make, they are a welcome addition to your holiday cookie plate!


Lemon Snowball Cookie Recipe. The fresh, sweet-tart flavor make these Lemon Snowball Cookies are a change of pace Christmas Cookie. Easy to make, they are a welcome addition to your holiday cookie plate!


• Preheat oven to 350°F.
• Dust your hands with flour, and roll a small ball of dough between them (approximately 1″ ball.)
• Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Lemon Snowball Cookie Recipe. The fresh, sweet-tart flavor make these Lemon Snowball Cookies are a change of pace Christmas Cookie. Easy to make, they are a welcome addition to your holiday cookie plate!


Lemon Snowball Cookie Recipe. The fresh, sweet-tart flavor make these Lemon Snowball Cookies are a change of pace Christmas Cookie. Easy to make, they are a welcome addition to your holiday cookie plate!


• Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes until bottoms are slightly brown.
• Immediately remove cookies from the cookie sheet, and roll them in confectioners sugar.

Lemon Snowball Cookie Recipe. The fresh, sweet-tart flavor make these Lemon Snowball Cookies are a change of pace Christmas Cookie. Easy to make, they are a welcome addition to your holiday cookie plate!


Lemon Snowball Cookie Recipe. The fresh, sweet-tart flavor make these Lemon Snowball Cookies are a change of pace Christmas Cookie. Easy to make, they are a welcome addition to your holiday cookie plate!


a lempon snowball cookie in yellow cupcake holder is featured in front of a white plate full of lemon snowball cookies in the background. Fresh lemons are displayed as garnish. All sits on a white board


Yield: 36

Lemon Snowball Cookies Recipe

Lemon Snowball Cookies Recipe

Lemon Snowball Cookie Recipe. The fresh, sweet-tart flavor make these Lemon Snowball Cookies are a change of pace Christmas Cookie. Easy to make, they are a welcome addition to your holiday cookie plate!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 42 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1¾ cups All-Purpose Flour, sifted
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Cream of Tartar
  • ½ cup Crisco
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • Grated Lemon Grind of 1 Lemon
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 TSBP Water
  • 3 TBSP Lemon Juice
  • ½ cup Walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 cup confectioners Sugar

Instructions

  1. Sift together 1¾ cups flour, ¼ tsp baking soda and ¼ tsp cream of tartar. Set aside.
  2. Using a mixer, cream together ½ cup Crisco and 2/3 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add grated lemon rind (from one lemon) and 1 egg to the Crisco mixture; beat well.
  4. Stir in one tablespoon of water and three tablespoons of lemon juice to the Crisco mixture.
  5. Add sifted flour mixture to the Crisco mixture; blend well.
  6. Stir in ½ cup walnuts by hand.
  7. Refrigerate dough 1-2 hours.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  9. Dust your hands with flour, and roll a small ball of dough between them (approximately 1″ ball.)
  10. Place 1-inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  11. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes until bottoms are slightly brown.
  12. Immediately remove cookies from the cookie sheet, and roll them in confectioners sugar.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 12mg Carbohydrates: 12g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 7g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietician. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.
2 lempon snowball cookies in yellow cupcake holders are broken open to show the cookie inside, a white plate full of lemon snowball cookies in the upper left. Fresh lemons are displayed as garnish. All sits on a white board


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Comments

  1. Stephanie B says

    I am hosting a cookie exchange this Friday and I think I just found my cookie 🙂

  2. Hostess-ing a Christmas hoo-ha Sunday evening, and I still need to decide on sweets for the evening. Any experience freezing these? (As I have tons to do between now and Sunday eve 😉 . ) Anything make ahead at this point would be amaaaaaazing.

    • Oh Donna, the best freezing cookies recipe I am posting isn’t until next week. As far as these go … I have never frozen them, so I don’t know. I am sorry.

      Ann

      • What do you mean the ‘best freezing’ cookies are next week? Haha…just joking. I guess we didn’t communicate on my social obligations, huh? No big deal… I’m working on the main courses. Fortunately, the hubby likes to bake, so he’s kind of got that going (I think). I did make some fudge today – I know it will freeze. I was curious also because I myself LOVE lemon and have all these fresh lemons ready to fall off the tree – must use them!!!

        • It was stupid on my part, Donna – they should have been scheduled first so they could have been ummm, frozen, and the delicate, last minute cookies scheduled last.

          If you do freeze them, please let me know how they turned out after thawed!

          Ann

          • Hey hey hey….I was kidding, you know that!! Nothing stupid!! 🙂
            I have done some reading about these type tho’ and it seems it should work, it’s just suggested you roll them in the confectioner’s sugar after you unthaw. Moisture from freezing them will allow it to stick….make sense to you? I’m not that much of a baker…

            • It does make sense, Donna. Unlike many cookies of this type (Mexican wedding cakes for instance), you take them off the cookie sheet hot and roll immediately. I wonder if you will have to warm them a minute when thawed, or if the confectionery sugar will stick immediately when thawed?

              Ann

  3. Yummm, these look like they will look…and taste… just great on my Christmas cookie list! Tks for posting.

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