Healthy Snowball Cookies
These healthy snowball cookies are made with just 6 ingredients. The base is almond flour, so they're gluten-free, grain-free and can easily be made vegan. Only 5 grams of sugar per cookie.
- 1 cup almond flour
- 3 Tablespoons softened organic butter ghee or vegan butter (I used Earth Balance)
- 5-6 Tablespoons organic confectioners’ sugar divided*
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅙ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup finely chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 325°F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a non-stick baking sheet.
Mix almond flour, softened butter, 3 Tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and salt in a small bowl until a cohesive dough forms. It will seem a little dry at first, but just keep mixing. Once combined, mix in chopped pecans. You can use your hands to help mix the pecans in if needed.
Roll tablespoons of the dough into a ball and place on baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake the cookies for 20 minutes or until they start to turn light golden brown on the bottom.
Remove from the oven and let cool on the pan for about 5 minutes. Transfer them to a rack to cool 10 minutes more. Place 2-3 Tablespoons confectioners’ sugar in a shallow bowl and roll each cookie until coated. Let cookies cool completely and enjoy.
Store any leftover cookies in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to a month. I’ve found storing in the fridge helps the cookies keep a crisp texture and ensures that the powdered sugar doesn’t soak into the cookies.
- Pecans: Feel free to sub in another nut like almonds or walnuts in place of the pecans.
- Low-sugar option: Use powdered erythritol (such as Swerve) instead of confectioners’ sugar to make these cookies even lower in sugar.
Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 272mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g