Grain-Free Snowball Cookie Recipe

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This Grain-Free Snowball Cookie is the simplest holiday cookie recipe. Buttery cookies with a perfect crumb, lightly sweetened, hinted with a warming cinnamon spice and a light dusting of powdered sugar.

To make this grain-free cookie, you will need only six ingredients, making this Snowball Cookie recipe simple but keeping the cookies exceptionally delicious. This holiday cookie is perfect for this month’s baking and a lovely addition to your cookie box.


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These Snowball Cookies are nothing fancy. However, they are extra delicious, buttery, with a perfect cookie texture, and all you need is a handful of ingredients to make them.

These grain-free cookies are made with almond flour, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and a pinch of salt—very basic ingredients, you don’t even need eggs or baking powder.


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here is how to make these Grain-Free Snowball Cookies,

The grain-free cookie dough is made with protein and fibre-packed almond flour. The flour is mixed with powdered sugar, a hint of cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Then the soft butter and vanilla are added, and everything is mixed until combined forming a dough.

Chill the dough for a few minutes and then shape into small balls about walnuts’ size – nothing to them. The cookie dough is very easy to work with.

This gluten-free cookie is baked at a low temperature of 325 Fahrenheit for about 16 – 18 minutes. The cookie may crack slightly, but this cookie is not about how pretty and perfect it looks, it is about but how delicious it tastes. 

To make the snow like coating, mix a little powdered sugar with a pinch of cinnamon for extra flavour. The cookies are then dusted with the snow like coating. This is why I called them Snowball Cookies because the powdered sugar reminds me of snow. 


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gluten-free cookies for a gift box…

Whenever I make a cookie gift box filled with cookies, these Grain-Free Snowball Cookies are always included. Other gluten-free cookies I may add are the Healthier Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Cookies, Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies, and the Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.

Freshly baked homemade cookies make a wonderful gift because they are made with love and with dietary needs in mind. Trust me on this, everyone loves cookies, so you can’t go wrong by bringing a box of freshly made cookies to family or friends. 


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I believe you can’t have enough cookies during the holiday season because this is the time we can indulge and enjoy delicious sweets. So let’s get into the holiday spirit, bake some cookies and listen to your favourite holiday music, because this is a very special time of year 😀

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  • 1/2 cup GF powdered confectioners sugar not all confectioners sugar is gluten-free
  • 1/4 tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea salt
  • 6 Tbsp. Unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp. GF powdered confectioners sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. GF ground cinnamon
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  • Sift together almond flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt
  • Add softened butter and vanilla and mix until the dough sticks together. Refrigerate for 30 minutes
  • Preheat oven to 325 F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Shape a tablespoon of dough into a ball about the size of a walnut. Continue with remaining dough
  • Place cookies 1-inch apart on the prepared baking sheet and bake 16 - 18 minutes until the cookies start to golden around the edges
  • Cool the cookies for 5 minutes, then carefully transfer onto a cooling rack to cool for 10 minutes
  • Using a small bowl, mix 3 Tbsp. sugar with 1/8 tsp. cinnamon. Place cookies closely together and generously dust with the powdered sugar
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    4 Responses to Grain-Free Snowball Cookie Recipe

    • Gf GF December 7, 2020

      Just made these tonight. I used Bob’s Red Mill almond flour. I don’t have a sifter, so I just whisked everything well, and they didn’t seem to suffer. This recipe was super easy and came out so well. I added the tiniest pinch of nutmeg, allspice, and cloves as well. I want a chocolate version of this cookie!

      • Kristina December 7, 2020

        I am happy to hear that, I will work on the chocolate version, I know my family will love them!

    • Best Cook - Rita January 27, 2021

      About to pull these put of the oven! They smell so good!!

    • Karen January 27, 2021

      I was just reminiscing about these cookies yesterday and missing being able to eat them! You have made my day! Thank you

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