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The holidays are upon us and today I’m sharing a new cookie recipe I tried out…I made the same basis of my Almond Squeez-it Cookies, but I substituted Cocoa Almonds from Planters and rolled them into balls and MAN they are good! Try out my Cocoa Almond Snowball Cookie Recipe!!
The recipe is pretty simple, but you will need a food processor to chop up the almonds! Start by heading to Walmart and locating the Planters Peanuts Holiday Nut Display and picking up a box of Cocoa Almonds. For 1/2 the recipe you’ll need one of these boxes (yields about two dozen cookies by halving it).
After you have your nuts, start by emptying the box into a food processor and chopping them up into a fine gritty mixture.
Once they’re ready, then you mix in the rest of your ingredients–the flour, powdered sugar, vanilla, and two sticks of cold butter (cut into the mixture). Once it’s evenly mixed, then you roll the cookies into balls and bake. They don’t expand, so you can place them close together on the cookie sheet.
Bake them for 35 minutes and pull out, gently tossing in powdered sugar once cool.
They are PHENOMENAL with a warm cup of coffee, as they’re not overly sweet…but the cocoa and the powdered sugar provides the perfect amount of flavor.
I love how these turned out! They are the perfect solution for a “not so sweet” holiday cookie! See the full recipe below:
Cocoa Almond Snowball Cookie
- FULL RECIPE FOR 4 DOZEN COOKIES:
- 1 lb. 4 sticks Land O' Lakes Butter (cold)
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 5 cups flour
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 4 cups Planters Cocoa Almonds chopped using food processor
- HALVED RECIPE:
- 1/2 lb. 2 sticks Butter (cold)
- 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
- 2.5 cups flour
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla
- 2 cups Planters Cocoa Almond chopped using food processor
- Using food processor, chop up almonds into fine mixture (see photo for reference).
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl--leaving butter out.
- Add sticks of cold butter and use two knives to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until all the chunks of butter are roughly dime or nickel size.
- From there, wash your hands and gently crumble the butter and dry ingredients together…this is the most time consuming part of the recipe.
- Once ingredients are mixed and combined, roll into balls and place on lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 35 minutes
- Once baked, while still warm, roll in confectioners sugar
Another fun holiday cookie recipe for you and yours this Christmas season! I hope you enjoy!!