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“These Christmas cookies are so pretty, with a sweet almond paste surprise in the center, topped with a tasty almond glaze and a sparkling coating of edible glitter or coarse sugar crystals. They look like they take forever to make, but only you need to know how easy they are! Yield is approximate - these cookie recipes come out differently every time (so it seems to me...).”
24-36 snowballs

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Beat or mix together flour, butter, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.
  3. Cut the almond paste into 1/2-inch slices, then cut slices into 1/4ths.
  4. Shape 1-inch ball of cookie dough around each piece of almond paste; roll gently and form a ball.
  5. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until bottoms of cookies are golden brown.
  7. Remove to a wire rack.
  8. Cool for 30 minutes; dip tops into Almond Frosting, then into glitter or coarse sugar.

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