Chocolate Almond “Wedding” Cookies

A delicious chocolate version of everyone’s favorite Christmas time cookies, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes… but this version is chocolaty and delicious.   

I love “Wedding” Cookies. Maybe you call them a different name, maybe they have a different nut in them, but I’m sure you know the cookies I talking about. I call the white cookies “snowballs” I tend to make them in the winter, and they look like snowballs.

I love that they are a shortbread cookie, no eggs needed. They are delicious and melt in your mouth. Well these do, sometimes I’ve had “Wedding Cookies and they are D-R-Y, I have no idea how they are so dry but If you’ve bitten into a cookie that looks like these and they are dry, something is wrong. They should melt in your mouth, after all they are buttery and sugary in a GOOD way!


snowball cookies

Snowballs or Wedding Cookies

I even made “Pumpkin Wedding Cookies” they didn’t need to be rolled in anything they were so pretty on their own.

Chocolate Almond "Wedding" Cookies

a chocolate version of the classic wedding cookie or tea cake, this chocolate almond cookies will be your new favorite.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: cookie, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 dozen


  • 1 ½ cups butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa I use dutch process cocoa
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup almonds chopped

Coating for baked cookies

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa


  • Beat butter, sugar cocoa. Mix in flour, salt, vanilla, and almonds
  • Roll into one tablespoon size balls.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Cool for 5 minutes then roll into powdered sugar mixed with cocoa.
  • Roll cookies once again when cooled.





Do you like shortbread with raspberry jam?

shortbread cookie with jam


I love making those too.



  1. I love wedding cookies or snowballs or whatever name they are called. I’ve never seen chocolate ones!! I’ll have to try this!

  2. I am addicted to these cookies in their original state…now seeing them in chocolate I think I may just need an intervention!

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