Celebration Foods,  Cookies & Biscuits,  Eggless,  Eggless Sweet Stuff

Goan Snowball Cookies

Snowball cookies are like Melting Moments, except that they are pale and always made with ghee and dusted with icing sugar.  They make for very pretty presents when packed nicely in boxes or jars.  They are eggless and suitable for vegetarians too!

200 g unsalted butter or ghee

100 g icing sugar, sifted

400 g plain flour

10 g corn flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cardamom powder

50 ml milk

50 g chopped red and green glazed cherries

100 g icing sugar for dusting


Preheat oven to 160°C.

Cream butter and 100 g icing sugar until soft and creamy in a mixing bowl.

Sift in the plain flour, corn flour, salt, baking powder and cardamom powder.

Add in enough milk to form a sticky dough and refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes.

Shape into 20 g balls and place a chopped red or green cherry on top of each one.

Place on baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for 20 minutes or until light brown.

Remove from oven and while still warm, dust with the remaining icing sugar.

Let it cool completely before storing in air-tight container.

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