Lemon Snowball Cookies Recipe

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Taylor Jackson Modified: March 21, 2022
Lemon Snowball Cookies Recipe

How To Make Lemon Snowball Cookies

Make Christmas celebrations extra-sweet and citrusy with our wonderful Lemon Snowball Cookies Recipe! Enjoy snacking on the perfect Holiday dessert treat.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes



For Cookies:

  • 2cupsall-purpose flour
  • 3tbspcornstarch
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1cupunsalted buttersoftened
  • cuppowdered sugar
  • 2lemon zestabout 4 tsp
  • 2tsplemon extract
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • ½cupalmondsfinely chopped

For Coating:

  • 1 ½cupspowdered sugar



  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, and salt. Set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the butter on medium speed until creamy for about 20 seconds.

  3. Blend in powdered sugar and mix in lemon zest, lemon extract, and vanilla extract.

  4. With the mixer set on low speed, slowly add in flour mixture and mix just until combined. Stir in the almonds.

  5. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F halfway through chilling.

  6. Scoop dough out 1 tablespoon at a time, then roll into a ball. Place the balls on Silpat or parchment paper-lined baking sheets, spacing the cookies about 2-inches apart.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for around 14 to 16 minutes.

  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for several minutes.


  1. While the cookies are still warm, pour powdered sugar into a bowl then roll the cookies in the powdered sugar.

  2. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Once the cookies are cool, roll in powdered sugar once more to generously coat.

  3. Serve Lemon Snowball Cookies to loved ones and enjoy!

Recipe Notes


For the final coating, press the cookies into the powdered sugar to give it a thick coating. For storing, simply place the cookies in an airtight container.



  • Calories: 1861.76kcal
  • Fat: 77.63g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.34g
  • Trans Fat: 0.27g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 46.72g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 17.90g
  • Carbohydrates: 278.05g
  • Fiber: 18.20g
  • Sugar: 241.56g
  • Protein: 31.19g
  • Cholesterol: 16.27mg
  • Sodium: 941.81mg
  • Calcium: 392.34mg
  • Potassium: 1071.84mg
  • Iron: 5.86mg
  • Vitamin A: 51.78µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.19mg
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