Lemon Snowballs

Just want to share a quick little recipe that I think is quite Christmassy, but goes down well any time of the year.

These lemon snowballs are another recipe from my mum’s special cookbook. They are so easy and delicious and don’t last long in our place.

I was recently asked by my daughter to make these for her school choir party. Since I have had mums asking for the recipe as their child had raved about them!

So here it is, they would also make a great gift wrapped in some cellophane or in a nice glass jar.

Lemon Snowballs



1/2 cup butter                              DSC_0138

2/3 cup sugar

2 teaspoons grated lemon rind

1 egg

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon of water

Fresh from the oven

Fresh from the oven

1 3/4 cups flour

1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

icing sugar to coat


Mix the softened butter, sugar, lemon rind and egg together.

Stir in lemon juice and water, sift in the dry ingredients to form a soft dough.

Roll the dough into walnut sized balls and place on baking paper on a cookie tray. Bake at 180 degrees for 10-15 mins, till bases are slightly brown.

Remove from tray and coat in icing sugar while still warm. Eat straight away or store in an airtight container for about 4-5 days.

Soft and delicious

Soft and delicious

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