Grain-Free Snowball Cookie Recipe

Published on Dec 02, 2020

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 10 + minutes Cook Time: 16 minutes Serves: 20
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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.

grain-free snow ball cookie for holidays

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.


grain-free snowball cookie


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.

snowball cookie recipe overview

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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4 easy steps  to make 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. 

the sugar coating for snowball cookies

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. 


grain-free cookie


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

Best Cook - Rita

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


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


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!

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