Italian Snowball Cookies, Butter Balls, Russian Tea Cakes—these cookies have made it around the world. However you have come to know them, this gluten and grain free recipe will leave you just as satisfied.

gluten-free, grain-free


1 cup blanched almond flour

1/4 cup potato starch

1/4 cup organic powdered sugar

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl or stand-up mixer whisk together the almond flour, potato starch, powdered sugar, baking sugar, baking soda and salt.

Add the oil, eggs, vanilla and lemon juice to bowl and mix on medium speed until well incorporated and loose dough forms. Using a tablespoon, roll dough into a ball between hands, roll in powdered sugar and place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.

Bake for 14-15 minutes. Allow cookies to cool and roll them again in powdered sugar.

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