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Snowball Cookie Recipe

Lime & Macadamia Nut Snowball Cookies

This Snowball Cookie Recipe is the perfect way to welcome Spring time. The Lime and Macadamia Nuts add a nutty citrus flavor that has Spring written all over it!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36 Cookies
Calories 113kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


For the cookies

  • 2 1/4 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup Unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup Confectioner sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Macadamia nuts ,finely chopped
  • Zest from two limes
  • Juice from one lime

For coating your cookies

  • 1 Cup Confectioner sugar
  • Zest from one lime


For the cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
  • Cream butter, sugar, lime zest and lime juice until smooth. Gradually add flour and combine well. Add chopped macadamia nuts.
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes. Remove cookies to cooling rack.
  • Cool for 2 minutes.
  • Roll warm cookies in confectioner sugar. Place back on cooking rack and cool completely.
  • Roll cooled cookies in confectioner sugar again, top with lime zest and place on serving dish.


** My tip for making the perfect snowball cookie: Double coat your cookies. If you don't double coat your cookies with confectioner sugar they won't have that nice white, powdery, snowball look! They'll look more like a glazed donut hole. So if you want "snowballs" make sure you double coat them!


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.5mg