Raspberry Almond Snowball Cookies

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This easy homemade cookie recipe is sure to be your new holiday favorite. These raspberry almond snowball holiday cookie recipes are little clouds of cookie bliss, and you and your guest will love everything about them. The homemade cookies do require a little more work and time than your traditional homemade snowball cookie. You will have to roll out twice as many homemade cookie balls since you need halves for the recipe, then you have to make indentations in each of the cookies, and fill the cookies with a little jam and bring the two pieces together and seal them. So yes these homemade cookies are more of an intermediate holiday cookie recipe, but they are worth the effort. These raspberry thumbprint holiday cookie recipe has a surprise jam filling inside, and the cookie dough has tiny bits of almond pieces, along with the sweet powdered sugar coating. You don’t get a huge batch of holiday cookies out of this recipe, but a one of a kind cookie to enjoy. You want to keep in mind that you want to fully seal the homemade cookies once you add the raspberry jam and bring the two halves together, so the raspberry filling doesn’t leak out. Then another thing to remember is that these homemade cookies are pretty fragile so you want to handle them care when assembling them and once they are baked.

This almond holiday cookie recipe is a cookie recipe with a long history. Almond holiday cookie recipes have their origins as the Russian tea cakes that consist entirely of flour, water, butter, and some ground nuts. The nut variety used for the Russian teacake cookie recipe depends upon the cookie type. After baking, the cookies are rolled in powdered sugar while they are still hot, then coated again once the homemade cookie has cooled. European-based cookie recipes rely upon the coarsely chopped hazelnuts, walnuts or almonds. Mexican wedding cakes traditionally use pecans as the coarsely chopped nuts.

The addition of raspberry jam in this holiday cookie recipe is a good way to get some of those raspberry benefits. Raspberries are rich in vitamins, fiber and antioxidants, this delicious fruit has many health benefits. Raspberries have a high concentration of ellagic acid, which is a phenolic compound that may help to prevent cancer, thereby stopping the growth of cancer cells and also eliminating the progress of some cancers. The oil from the raspberries has a sun protection factor. Furthermore, the oil in raspberries may help you to lose weight and also may help reduce the signs of aging skin. Consuming raspberries may also help to improve your immune system, this berry looks after your overall health. Raspberries are easy to include in your daily diet. You can either include them in some recipes and food ideas, eat them raw, or add chilled raspberries to your drinks such as smoothie recipes. Whatever way you add raspberries to your diet, they are sure to tantalize your taste buds and provide nutrition at the same time. Raspberries are a fruit that works like magic on wrinkles. Raspberries help to protect the skin from the harmful sun rays. The antioxidant powers of raspberries and the vitamin C in them also helps to effectively help to reduce age spots and skin discoloration. The antioxidants and vitamin C in raspberries help to fill in minor wrinkles and may help you restore your youthful appearance. Raspberries may also help to strengthen the immune system. Raspberries are rich in antioxidants along with phytonutrients. These elements may help to proficiently reinforce your immune system and help your body fight diseases.

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