Goan Snowball Cookies

I recall many of my childhood memories over the christmas season. The memories that stick out the most are the sweet tasty ones. I remember the smell coming form the oven baring mince pies, jam tarts and some other pie with a yellow filling. It wasn’t lemon meringue, and I thought to myself: it would be a good idea to make some treats with the kids so have that experience one day.

I wanted to find easy recipes that I use with my kids they’re 3, 4 and12. And so for the next few posts I hope to have some fun and tasty recipes for us to try.  I’m looking out for christmas treats from around the world, I think it’s pretty cool to discover how other place celebrate christmas through their treats.

Recipe Author: Maria@flavorsofmumbai.com
Recipe type: Dessert, eggless
Cuisine: Indian, Goan
Serves: 3-4



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    Unbleached All Purpose Flour

    300 gm of flour

  • Baking Powder

    Baking Powder

    1 teaspoon baking powder

  • Kosher Salt


    1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • Icing Sugar

    Powdered Sugar

    ¼th cup powdered sugar for the cookies + 2 tbsp powdered sugar for rolling the snow ball

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    Unsalted Butter

    8 tablespoons (131 g) unsalted butter, softened

  • Cardamom Powder

    Cardamom Powder

    1 tsp Cardamom Powder

  • Roasted Chopped Almonds

    Chopped Almonds

    2 tbsp Chopped Almonds



  1. Preheat the oven at 180º exactly fifteen mins before baking.
  2. Sift flour, corn flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Fold in the flour in batches.
  5. Also add the cardamom powder.
  6. Now knead into a smooth and soft dough.
  7. Wrap the dough with a cling film or butter paper.
  8. Refrigerate the dough for 30 mins.
  9. Now make marble sized balls.
  10. Place them on a greased pan giving space between them to rise.
  11. Bake at 160 º C for 16-18 mins or until the cookies are baked or light brown from top.
  12. Gently remove and dust the icing sugar or powdered sugar on them while warm.
  13. Once at room temperature store them into an airtight container.
  14. Serve the snowball cookies warm or chilled with a hot cup of tea.

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