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5 from 2 votes

Lemon Snowball Cookies

Lemon snowball cookies are like Russian tea cakes or Mexican wedding cookies with a splash of lemon
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, lemon, powdered sugar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 60
Calories 44kcal
Author Dee


  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Additional powdered sugar for rolling cookies


  • Cream butter and sugar until soft, then stir in lemon juice.
  • Add flour and mix well.
  • Mix in nuts and lemon zest, and roll into 1-inch balls.
  • Place balls on ungreased baking sheet, and bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes or until slightly brown at the bottom.
  • Let cool slightly, then roll in powdered sugar, and place on baking sheet until completely cool.
  • Roll once more in powdered sugar, then store in air-tight container.


Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Potassium: 21mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.3mg