Spiced Almond Butter Snowball Cookies

Plate full of spiced almond butter snowball cookies surrounded by pinecones and leaves

These festive cookies are naturally gluten free and can easily be made vegan - and they also happen to be delicious! Classic holiday spices add warmth and depth of flavor to creamy almond butter, while fresh orange zest adds a touch of brightness. These are the perfect compliment to any holiday cookie spread!


  • 1 1/4 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2-3 tbsp powdered sugar, sifted
  • 3 tbsp Spread The Love® UNSALTED Almond Butter
  • 3 tbsp butter or vegan butter substitute
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Zest of one small orange
  • *note: if preferred, the cinnamon, ground ginger, cardamom, cloves, and nutmeg may be swapped out for 2 1/4 tsp of your favorite pumpkin pie spice mix.


  • Step 1 -
    Preheat the oven to 350° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Step 2 -
    In a large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, all the spices, salt, and orange zest.
  • Step 3 -
    Melt the butter and almond butter together in the microwave or in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until well combined and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  • Step 4 -
    Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir until a dough forms. It will be on the dry side - you may need to use your hands to get it to fully form.
  • Step 5 -
    Using a 1 tbsp measure, create 12 balls of dough, and roll them in the remaining powdered sugar. Place them on the prepared baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with a bit more powdered sugar just before serving, if desired.
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