Buttery, nutty, crumbly cookies with bits of toffee, double-rolled in powdered sugar. Get your coffee pot or tea kettle fired up and sit down with one or six of these Toffee Almond Snowball Cookies.
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In case you didn’t see on my Facebook page, Sunday was my mom’s 60th birthday! How amazing is that?! She is pretty amazing, too! I told you all about that last year, when I shared her favorite cookie, the classic Snowball, which she likes with walnuts. My favorite Christmas Cookie are Almond Crescents. So I thought I would combine the two, then add some chopped toffee pieces, because, you know, Halloween candy hoarding. And it does give that little bit of chocolate without having to dip the cookies, as with the Almond Crescents.
Toffee Almond Snowball Cookies are he perfect combo of my mama and I – super awesome, but kind of a pain in the butt 😉 As much as I love Almond Crescents, the chocolate dipping part becomes a little annoying, mainly because the recipe makes so many cookies, and I am slightly obsessive compulsive when it comes to chocolate dipping. I love making the Snowballs for her, but the timing has to be right for the cookies to not be too hot to crumble, but warm enough for the powdered sugar to melt slightly and stick. But all three of these cookies are so yummy that they are worth it. Plus, you know, it’s mom. And Christmas. And cookies.
These cookies spread a little more than the original Snowball, which I should have expected because the Almond Crescents spread a bit, plus the chocolate coating on the chopped up toffee bars may have contributed to this as well. If you use the toffee bits from a bag, perhaps they won’t spread as much. But I would recommend baking these on parchment paper, which unfortunately I did not do, and let them cool for right around five minutes on the sheet. This will help them to “set” a but, but they will still be warm enough for the sugar to stick.
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What would you get if you combined your favorite cookie with that of one of your loved ones?
- ½ c powdered sugar
- 1 c (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 2 c all-purpose flour
- ½ c ground almonds
- ½ c chopped chocolate covered toffee candy bars or toffee bits from a bag
- Additional powdered sugar for rolling the cookies
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a large bowl, cream the ½ c sugar, and butter using a stand mixer or hand mixer.
- Gradually add the flour and then the ground almonds, and mix until well combined.
- Using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir in the chopped toffee.
- Chill dough in the refrigerator until firm.
- Form into balls using about 1 level tablespoon of dough and place on ungreased cookie sheets, preferably lined with parchment.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until barely set, but not browned.
- Cool on the pan for about 5 minutes, then roll the warm cookies in powdered sugar, and place on a rack to cool.
- Once cooled completely, roll in powdered sugar again.
You know what else would be lovely with a cup of coffee or tea?
- White Chocolate Salted Caramel Gooey Bars
- Red, White & Blueberry Crumb Cake
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cheesecake Pastries
Also make sure you check out all of today’s amazing #CookieWeek recipes!
- Coconut Macaroons by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
- Ginger Crinkle Cookies by Love and Confections
- Loaded Oatmeal Coconut Cookies by The Cooking Actress
- Peppermint Cream Cheese Thumbprints by Jen’s Favorite Cookies
- Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Cookies by Beyond Frosting
- Stuffed Chocolate Chip Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Cookies by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Sugar Cookie Bars with Vanilla Bean Buttercream by i heart eating
- Toffee Almond Snowball Cookies by Cupcakes & Kale Chips