Lemon Snowball Cookies

Lemon Snowball Cookies
I think this might be the perfect recipe. Lemon Snowball Cookies.
5 ingredients.
Super quick to mix up…and each cookie is bursting with buttery, lemony goodness.
Lemon recipes
 For 2013 I am going to try to organize my foodie posts a bit…operative word here is “try.” I’ll pick a flavor and concentrate on that for each month…so we’re starting with the freshest flavor ever. Lemon.
Lemon Snowball Cookies
I found this recipe on the blog for Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast. I revised it just a bit.
Lemon Snowball Cookies
The original recipe said to roll the cookies in powdered sugar after baking. That’s just too much mess for me. So I came up with the flour sifter trick. Worked like a charm.
Lemon Snowball Cookies
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  1. 1 c. butter
  2. 1/4 t. salt (omit if using salted butter)
  3. 1 c. powdered sugar - divided
  4. 2 t. fresh grated lemon peel
  5. 2 c. all purpose flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In mixing bowl beat butter and salt (if using) until fluffy.
  3. Mix in 1/2 c. powdered sugar and lemon peel.
  4. Add the flour, mixing until well combined.
  5. If dough is a bit dry, quarter your lemon and squeeze juice of one quarter into dough.
  6. Form into 1 in. balls or drop onto cookie sheet with teaspoon cookie scoop.
  7. Bake 12 minutes. Cookies should be very light brown on the bottom.
  8. Let cool on baking sheet for 3 min. after removing from oven.
  9. Move cookies to a piece of newspaper.
  10. Put remaining 1/2 c. powdered sugar in a flour sifter and generously sprinkle on slightly warm cookies.
  11. Let cool. Sprinkle with edible glitter or sanding sugar if desired.
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I also added the fresh lemon juice. When I mixed up my dough it was a little dry. The lemon juice really brightened the taste and took care of the dry dough.

Lemon Snowball Cookies

Next up is Starbucks Lemon Loaf. I can hardly wait!

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  1. Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says

    Ann, your photographs are absolutely lovely! Guess I need to take that ShootFlyShoot class, too! Love anything lemon so I’m pinning these!

    PS. Don’t eat too many of these cookies while watching the football game!

  2. says

    Hi Ann! Gosh! Those cookies look divine…thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us. I can’t wait for the Lemon Load either. I saw your post over at “Cowgirl Up’ party

  3. says

    I love lemons – just made lemon chicken tonight – this would have been the perfect dessert!

    Pinning these because I love cookie recipes where I don’t have to roll out the dough – I’m lazy that way!

    Can’t wait to see the lemon loaf!

  4. says

    Those sound very yummy. My husband would love them, perhaps I will pin this and make them for him… eventually.
    Thanks for the recipe.
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. says

    These look yummy, yummy!!! And, for some reason, lemon sounds so light and tasty after all the rich foods of the holidays. Definitely gonna try this – and love the idea of sifting powdered sugar on top instead of rolling!

  6. Anne Boykin says

    Hi Ann, Thanks for the recipe for the cookies. I’m going to give them a try since my husband loves lemon flavored desserts. Thanks for you lovely blog.

  7. says

    OH- Those sound wonderful! And I love those little bite sized pieces. I can;’t wait to get the Starbucks Lemon Loaf- It is SweetCheeks favorite treat there- xo Diana