Butter-Free Bliss: Christmas Snowball Tea Cookies


Hola, sweet tooth squad! Today, we've got a charming little number on our deck - Butter-Free Christmas Snowball Tea Cookies! Yes, just as it sounds, this holiday wonder is a fluffy, sweet, and tea-infused delight without any butter. These cookies make a great gift or just a crunchy companion to your cuppa. Ready to get your hands dirty and your heart lightened? Let's roll into it!

Here's what you need:

  • ★100g Soft flour
  • ★30g Almond powder
  • 20g Walnuts
  • ★25g Granulated sugar
  • 5g Black tea leaves
  • 43g Taihaku sesame oil (You can substitute with salad oil)
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon

Follow my cookie crumb-trail:

Step 1: Tea Time

Begin by grinding the black tea leaves into a fine powder using a mortar or mill. Inhale that aromatic fragrance!

Step 2: Going Nuts

Dry roast the delectable walnuts in a frying pan, and then crush 'em finely using a rolling pin. Now, part of your trial has turned into a yummy trail!

Step 3: Mix 'n' Match

Sift ★items in a bowl and introduce black tea, crushed walnuts, and oil to the party. Stir everything with a spatula till they bond well.

Step 4: Snowball Assembly

Roll the dough into whatever size your heart desires. Around 13g should give you about 17-18 adorable pieces.

Step 5: Baking Magic

Pop them into a preheated oven at 160℃ for a little over 15 minutes. Freshly baked cookies are soft, so let them chill before transferring them to a cake cooler to cool completely.

Step 6: Sugar Shower

Shake some powdered sugar and a pinch of cinnamon into a plastic bag. Pop your cookies in there and let them sway to the rhythm of the sugar dust.

Voila! Your Butter-Free Christmas Snowball Tea Cookies are ready to rock 'n' roll!

Showtime & Gifting

  • Make a cross-section cut to show off those tasty nuts.
  • Pop your cookies in a tea can, and wrap it up with Christmas-themed origami paper for a festive touch.
  • Want something even snazzier? Craft an origami box, line it with wax paper, place your cookies in a transparent bag, and tie it off with a pretty ribbon or yarn.

There you have it, folks, a bit of tea, a dash of merriment, a whole lot of love, and absolutely no butter! These snowball cookies are a perfect addition to your holiday spread or to surprise a tea and cookie lover in your life. Have fun baking and sharing!