Light and melt in your mouth, these gluten free Lemon Snowball Cookies are a welcome change to any cookie plate.
This post has been created in partnership with Arrowhead Mills.
I lived in Phoenix for a summer once.
Yeah, not the smartest thing in the world to move to a hot desert, just for the summer months. I realize that.
I ended up only being there for a summer. But while I was there, I realized that it just would never feel like winter if you didn’t have the snow.
I’ve been in Utah now for quite a few years, and while I do love an occasional snow storm, most of the time you’ll hear me cursing the snow.
You just can’t win with me, can you? 😉
But in all seriousness, while I do hate driving in the snow, there is nothing like sitting cozy in the house, snuggled in a blanket, watching the snow fall outside. And there certainly is nothing more magical than a white Christmas.
So in honor of the snow, today I bring you snowball cookies. Lemon snowball cookies. Gluten free lemon snowball cookies.
Yeah – I bet I threw you for a loop on that last one, right?
Well, I have actually had quite a few requests from readers for gluten-free recipes. And while my life is certainly gluten filled, when the folks at Arrowhead Mills came to me, asking if I’d like to come up with a cookie recipe using one of their gluten free products, I decided I was up for the challenge.
Let’s just say that I’m not versed in this whole gluten-free baking thing. While doing some research before I started, I came across so much information that my head started to spin. But I wanted to keep things simple. Since I don’t bake gluten free, I don’t have have a lot of the different products on hand. I figured the easiest thing to do would be to use a baking mix that had all of the specialty products in one. And since I wanted to honor winter and the snow, I knew that snowball cookies were the way to go. Lemons are winter fruits, and all of us need something to brighten up dreary winter days, so of course I had to incorporate lemon.
After some trial and error, (boy, do I respect all of you that bake gluten free!!) I came up with the perfect gluten free snowball cookie. They are delicate and light and melt in your mouth. The lemon flavor is subtle, but it brings the perfect addition to these cookies!!
And whether you are a gluten-freer or gluten-fuller, Arrowhead Mills has a large selection of products – everything from beans, grains and seeds to a whole line of gluten free products. Their products are organic, non gmo, and locally sourced, so you can feel good about what you are putting in your body.
Whether you are gluten free or not, these Lemon Snowball Cookies will be a hit!
And if you are looking for more fantastic cookie ideas for this holiday season, make sure you check out the Arrowhead Mills Cookie Exchange Pin Board!
- 1 cup butter
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 cups Arrowhead Mills Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix
- 1 cup gluten free quick oats
- Extra powdered sugar, for sprinkling
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Cream the butter and the sugar. Beat in the salt, lemon extract, zest and egg yolk. Add in the baking mix and oats. Form into 1-inch balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then cool on the baking sheets for 1-2 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar, then allow to cool completely on the baking sheets before transferring to a plate.