Almond Snowball Cookies Recipe

(makes 18 cookies)

50g unsalted butter, cold, diced into small cubes
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
50g ground almond
1/2 teaspoon salt
40g caster sugar
120g cake flour

icing sugar for dusting


Preheat oven to 160deg C.
Place cake flour, caster sugar, salt, ground almond followed by the diced unsalted butter in the container of the Bosch MaxoMixx XL chopper. Process using Speed 4 for 15 seconds until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl. Add pure vanilla extract and mix with a spatula. Gather and press the mixture together with hand to form a dough.
Divide dough into 15g portions, press, roll and smooth each portion into round balls. Place on baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Place at middle rack of the oven and bake at 160degC for 15 to 18mins until the cookies are lightly browned.
Leave to cool on wire rack. Dust with icing sugar and store in air-tight container.

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