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60-second sweets video: Snowball shortbread cookies

Snowball shortbread cookies

Got a minute? Watch our short (and sweet!) video to learn how to make these easy Snowball Shortbread Cookies. Topped with powdered sugar, these fun treats are a sweet and simple winter baking project to make with the kids—they'll love making it snow indoors, too! Just print out the shortbread cookie recipe and get ready to let the good times snowball!

Yield: 3 dozen medium-size cookies

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60-second sweets video: How to make snowball shortbread cookies


1 lb. (4 sticks) butter, unsalted and at room temperature
1⅓ cups powdered sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
1 Tbsp. almond extract (or to taste)
4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Beat together butter, sugar and almond extract until fluffy and creamy. Slowly add dry ingredients. Mix until incorporated, but do not over-mix, as dough can get tough.
  3. Lightly flour surface and rolling pin. (If dough seems too soft, refrigerate for ½ hour.) Roll out a round of dough and cut in your choice of different-sized circles.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until just slightly golden.
  5. After cookies have cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar. YUM!

Tip: Try rolling out the dough to different thicknesses to see whether you prefer the cookies thick or thin.

Video credits: Director: Christopher Dorsey, Photographer: Ken Sabatini, Stylist: Andy Newcom, Producer: Jennifer Dreiling, Editor: Jon Quigg, Lettering Artist: Jim Langford, Music: Chris Johnson will be back up soon

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