These pretty almond snow cookies are a nice addition to your holiday cookie tray. Healthy almonds give these holiday cookies a nutty flavor.
Special Diets: Heart Healthy Recipe and Diabetes Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups reduced calorie trans fat free margarine
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 3 tsp Splenda®
- 2 eggs
- 3 tsp almond extract
- 1 cup blanched almonds, finely ground
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
In a bowl, cream the margarine with a hand mixer. Mix in the sugars, Splenda, eggs and almond extract. With a spoon, stir in the almonds and flours.
Refrigerate overnight. When ready to bake, bring to room temperature.
Preheat oven to 375°. In a shallow bowl, place confectioner’s sugar. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll balls in sugar to coat evenly. Arrange balls on a baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until firm to the touch. Cool on a wire rack.
*Presentation tip: *Press a sliver of almond into top of dough ball before baking to create a professional look.
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