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

Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: On Sutton Place
  • 1 c. butter
  • 1/4 t. salt (omit if using salted butter)
  • 1 c. powdered sugar – divided
  • 2 t. fresh grated lemon peel
  • 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.


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 Starbuck’s Lemon Loaf. I can hardly wait!

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