Sunday, January 16, 2011

Almond Chai Snowball Cookies

Yummy, easy, and gluten-free! You might have to search a little to find cardamom, but it is worth it. It is fragrant and delicious. Recipe originally found here.

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (gluten free baking mix worked wonderfully)
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds

1) Preheat oven to 350.
2) Chop your almonds with a good knife or Cuisinart.
3) Combine butter, 1/3 cup powdered sugar, extracts, spices and salt. Blend with mixer for 5 minutes.
4) Add flour and almonds and mix until well incorporated.
5) Grease a cookie sheet and place tablespoon-sized rounded dough balls.
6) Bake for 20 minutes. Check. If cookies are golden and firm, they are done.
7) Let cookies cool for five minutes before rolling in remaining powdered sugar. Roll one time to cut down on the sugar and twice if you want to indulge.

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