250 grams wheat flour
2 packs vanilla sugar
1 pinch salt
100 grams ground almonds
200 grams margarine
75 grams sugar
few drops vanilla oil

100 grams icing sugar

jam or jelly of your choice


All ingredients, including margarine, should have room temperature.

Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F (upper and lower heat).

Mix all ingredients from flour to vanilla oil and knead well.
Shape them into tiny balls the size of a walnut and spread them on a tray.

For the classic, take a fork and press it onto the cookie balls gently. They should not be thinner than 1cm. Put them in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Still hot, sieve icing sugar over the cookies and let them cool down. You got some heavenly sweet vanilla snowballs.

For the fruity, take a spoon and squish the cookie balls gently. Again, no thinner than 1cm (preferably a little thicker). Use a finger to press small dents into the centre. Place a small amount of jelly or jam in there. Put them in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

It is important that the cookies are not supposed to get brown. They will be rather soft when you take them out, so let them cool down before putting on a plate.