Almond flour, white chocolate and lemon, lime and orange zest flavor these melt-in-your-mouth snowball cookies. White Chocolate Citrus Snowballs for the knock your socks off, ultimate holiday cookie win!
I seem to use the old saying, “I don’t want toot my own horn, but….” a fair amount and if you know me at all then you know it doesn’t really apply to me. I’m all for tooting my own horn. Not in a cocky, in-your-face kind of way but more of a I know who I am and I own it sort of way. The way I see it, if you don’t toot your own horn then who’s going to, you know? Own your awesomeness and run with it….it’s worked for me thus far. And that’s not to say I’m all awesome ‘cuz like I said above, if you know me then you know that’s not the case either. Say hello to judgmental and opinionated, my awesomeness’s wicked step-sisters.
None of us are perfect. At least that’s what I keep trying to teach my 8-year old. And my mom. And anyone else who will listen. It’s so easy to get hung up on doing things just right. Say the right thing, wear the right thing, not hurt anyone else’s feelings. And while all that is fine and dandy, wouldn’t it be great if we could do that without compromising who we are? You know, own the good, acknowledge the bad and then move the frack on. We’re all perfectly imperfect. So to hell with everyone else. Be awesome, do your thing and for crying out loud, TOOT YOUR HORN!
And since we’re talking about tooting horns and being awesome, I’m going to toot my friend Heidi’s of Foodiecrush. She’s my blogging ally and for as talented as she is online, she’s even more genuine off. She’s the connector of all connectors and has a heart of gold. And if you know Heidi then you just might be wondering if her heart is actually made of gold- she loves her shiny things. She is the epitome of spreading the love so I’m delighted to share her latest venture.
Heidi has teamed up with the Utah Dairy Council and The Great American Milk Drive to bring you Santas Milk Drive, a national program that helps to donate milk to food banks where it can then be distributed for hungry families.
Milk one of the most requested items at food banks, yet it is rarely donated. Of the 46 million Americans food banks serve, the average person gets less than 1 gallon of milk per year. The entire dairy industry from dairy farmers to dairy processors have come together and joined with Feeding America food banks to help get milk to those who need it most.
How YOU Can Help By Donating Milk
It’s so simple. If you’re anywhere in the U.S, from now until the end of December, you can click here and donate a gallon of milk online. By simply entering your zipcode, you’ll be able to donate directly to your local food bank, keeping the charity where it’s needed most: in your own community.
And what’s a plate of cookies without a glass of milk?
Can I get a toot toot for owning your awesomeness, donating some milk and spreading the love this holiday season?
White chocolate and winter citrus scent these addictive snowball cookies!
- 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup + 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- zest of 1 lemon
- zest of 1 orange
- zest of 1 lime
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips, coarsely chopped
- Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Line baking sheet(s) with parchment paper or nonstick baking mat.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, almond meal and salt.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and 3/4 cup powdered sugar until fluffy about 3-4 minutes. Beat in vanilla extract and citrus zests. Gradually blend in flour on low speed. Stir in chopped white chocolate just until combined.
- Shape dough into scant 1-inch balls, placing cookies 2-inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies are set and are very lightly browned around the edges. Allow the cookies to cool for 3-4 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- When cookies are completely cool, roll in the additional 1 cup of powdered sugar.
These cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days. They also freeze beautifully.
Recipe adapted from Baking Bites