Snowball Cookies with Aromatic Yuzu Citrus

Snowball Cookies with Aromatic Yuzu Citrus

I add yuzu citrus peel and its juices into the batter to make fragrant and delicious snowballs. You can use an orange instead of yuzu.

Ingredients: about 40 5g balls

Cake flour
Powdered sugar
Almond flour
Skimmed milk
Yuzu peel
from 1 yuzu citrus
Citrus peel
about 25g
Yuzu juice
4 drops


1. Grate the yuzu peel and mince (I used 30g of yuzu peel).
2. Bring the butter to room temperature. Sift together all of the ingredients except for the butter.
3. Knead the butter with a spatula until it forms a paste.
4. Add the sifted flour in one go, and gently mix.
5. Then add the yuzu peel and yuzu juice, and make a dough.
6. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap, and leave it in the fridge for more than 2 hours (I leave it overnight).
7. Preheat the oven to 340F/170C. Roll the batter into 2-2.5mm balls (5g) each. Arrange the rolls on a baking tray with spaces in between.
8. Bake for about 15 minutes at 340F/170C. (They're very soft right after baking.)
9. Once they have cooled, coat with powdered sugar (not listed).
10. They're done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I can get lots of yuzu where I live, so I enjoy coming up with a variety of yuzu recipes. This time, I added yuzu peel and its juice to cookie dough and made snowball cookies.