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Gluten-Free Vegan Snowball Cookies


  • Author: Bakerita | Rachel Conners
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: about 26 cookies 1x

Description

These Gluten-Free Vegan Snowball Cookies bring back so many memories! With a crisp, buttery pecan cookie rolled into a powdery sugar, these cookies will make your mouth water. These are refined sugar-free and keto-optional!


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Ingredients

For the cookies

  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup (28g) tapioca flour or arrowroot starch
  • ½ cup vegan butter or coconut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cups (168g) blanched almond flour
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped pecans

For the powdered sugar coating

  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup (28g) tapioca starch or arrowroot starch

Instructions

For the cookies

  1. Blend the coconut sugar with the tapioca flour, ideally in a small spice or coffee grinder, until superfine. If you don’t have a coffee grinder or small blender, you can skip this step.
  2. In a mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, combine the coconut oil or vegan butter with the tapioca flour, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix until combined.
  3. Add in the almond flour and pecans and stir until fully incorporated.
  4. Scoop the dough into tablespoon-sized balls, roll between your hands to form a ball shape, and place on a lined baking sheet. I like using a small cookie scoop for this.
  5. Bake at 350°F for about 10 to 12 minutes, until just barely golden and firm to the touch.
  6. Let cool slightly, and then roll in “powdered sugar”!

For the powdered sugar coating

  1. Blend the coconut sugar with the tapioca flour, ideally in a small spice or coffee grinder, until superfine. You can also use regular powdered sugar, or a Keto powdered sugar (details in Notes for a Keto version).

Notes

For a Keto version

Replace the coconut sugar with 2 tablespoons powdered monkfruit sweetener. For the powdered sugar coating, whisk together 1 part powdered monkfruit sweetener to 1 part tapioca or arrowroot starch. 

Keywords: cookies, snowballs, gluten-free, vegan