Almond Snowballs

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 22 min
  • serves 18

These fun little cookies are topped with candied red cherries and sliced almonds.

183 Ratings
Directions for: Almond Snowballs


2 egg whites

1 pinch coarse salt

⅓ cup sugar (eyeball it)

1 ½ cups (about 6 oz) shredded coconut

1 tsp almond extract (eyeball it)

¼ tsp grated or ground nutmeg

3 Tbsp all-purpose flour

9 candied red cherries, halved

¼ cup sliced almonds


1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

2. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and salt to soft peaks, then add sugar and beat again until peaks are stiff. Beat in almond flavoring. Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, stir in half of the coconut. Sprinkle in the nutmeg and flour, stir, then fold in the remaining coconut.

3. Using a melon baller or other small scoop, or working with 2 spoons, form 9 "snowballs" a couple of inches apart on each of 2 cookie sheets. Bake snowballs 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly golden. Remove from oven and garnish each snowball with half a cherry and a couple of slivered almonds. Transfer to a rack or serving plate to cool.

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