- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (e.g., almonds or walnuts)
- Additional powdered sugar for rolling
Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cream the Butter and Sugar:
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
Stir in the vanilla extract, lemon zest, and lemon juice until well combined.
Combine Dry Ingredients:
In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour and cornstarch. Gradually add this mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until the dough comes together.
Fold in the finely chopped nuts until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
Form Dough Balls:
Scoop out tablespoon-sized portions of dough and roll them into balls. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each.
Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. Be careful not to overbake; the cookies should remain light in color.
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Roll in Powdered Sugar:
Once the cookies are completely cooled, roll them in additional powdered sugar to coat them generously. This gives the cookies their “snowball” appearance.
Arrange the lemon snowball cookies on a serving plate and enjoy! These cookies are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.
Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They can also be frozen for longer storage.
These Lemon Snowball Cookies are sure to be a hit with their zesty lemon flavor and melt-in-your-mouth texture. Enjoy baking and savoring these delightful treats!