Monday, December 6, 2010

Chai Spiced Snowball Cookies

So my goal was to find or create a cookie that tasted like gingerbread but had the texture of a wedding cake cookie. Instead I got sidetracked and came across this recipe. I was pleasantly surprised by the nice taste of this cookie. Not to knock the traditional wedding cookie, which I love, but this one is refreshingly different.


Chai Spiced Snowball Cookies


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped or ground toasted almonds

  • Cream butter and powdered sugar until smooth. Add vanilla, and almond extract, mix until smooth. Sift together spices, salt, and flour then mix in almonds. Mix into butter mixture until dough comes together. Scoop into small balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
    bake 350 degrees 18 minutes. Cool for a few minutes then roll in additional powdered sugar. Cool completely and roll in more powdered sugar.

    Happy Advent!

    1 comment:

    1. OMG, I LOVE snowball cookies! and add Chai to it and I *may* just die from happiness. I am SO making these for Christmas!!!!

      Miss you, Dags.