Cream Cheese Snowball Cookies

Cream Cheese Snowball Cookies An easy mix-and-bake recipe my grandmother used to make every Christmas! This yummy recipe, containing cream cheese and almond extract, makes moist, flavorful snowballs that are a different twist on your traditional snowball cookie!

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 23 mins

    COOK : 6 mins

    TOTAL : 1 min

    SERVING : 24

    YIELD : 2 dozen cookies

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift the confectioners’ sugar into a shallow bowl, stir in the walnuts, and set aside.

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  • Beat the shortening, butter, cream cheese, and sugar together in a bowl until the mixture is creamy and thoroughly blended. Mix in the almond extract, vanilla extract, and flour; stir to combine. Scoop up dough by rounded tablespoons, and roll into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Place the balls about 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies turn slightly golden at the edges, about 6 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for about 1 minute, then roll in the confectioners’ sugar-walnut mixture while still a little warm.

Per Serving: 170 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 15.8g; fat 11.5g; cholesterol 15.5mg; sodium 41.8mg.