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Chai Spiced Almond Cookies (Snowballs)

Chai Spiced Almond Cookies
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 22
Author: Cookie Madness


  • 1 stick 114 grams unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar -- divided use
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour 130 grams
  • 3/4 cup toasted almonds -- finely chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter, 1/3 cup of the powdered sugar, both extracts, spices and salt in medium bowl. Stir in the flour, then stir in the almonds.
  • Using slightly less than a tablespoon, portion dough and shape into 22 little balls. Arrange a couple of inches apart on parchment lined baking sheets and bake cookies either one sheet at a time OR on lower and middle racks (alternating halfway) for 18 minutes.
  • Let cool on sheet 5 minutes. Place remaining sugar in a large bowl. Working in batches, gently coat hot cookies in sugar. Cool cookies on rack. Roll again in sugar and serve.