Chocolate Snowball Cookies Recipe
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Chocolate Snowball Cookies Recipe

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These dainty cookies just melt in your mouth. I enjoy making them for get-togethers when there are lots of people around to enjoy them. —Mary Lou Welsh, Hinsdale, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 83 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, milk and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 7-8 minutes or until tops are crackled. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Roll in confectioners' sugar. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Snowballs in Country Woman Christmas 1996, p31

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Jennifer User ID: 8985156 258091
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2016

"I started making this recipe as part of my Christmas baking 3 years ago. The recipe is great. You get delicate little cookies. The cookie itself is not very sweet but I double coat them in icing sugar and I don't think you would want them sweeter as they are a nice balance. One of my friends requests these for Christmas and her birthday and they have been very popular with the family."

mom2lauren User ID: 7407229 241574
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2016

"I'm a volunteer Field Editoe for Taste of Hime and I love testing new recipes. My 12 year old daughter and her friend and I made these today. They were not hard to prepare. We got just over 3 dozen small cookies so I'm not sure how they got 6 dozen as indicated by the recipe. I didn't try as I cannot eat gluten but the girls and my other daughter thought they were just OK. They all thought they weren't sweet enough even though they were rolled in the icing sugar. Although they'll happily eat the batch we made, The recipe is not on their "must make again list""

the pink baker User ID: 4281712 237100
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"I bake every week for my SS class and wanted something diff and my kids love chocolate as much as me lol.

I was dissapointed it barely made 3 doz cookies and was very blah tasting. Too much flour and not enough chocolate. I love toh and use this site alot but this cookie needs serious tweaking. BUT for some odd reason my 4-6 yr olds gobbled them up."

MaryJoFox User ID: 5698369 215836
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"Bland and dry...they do not "melt in your mouth". Look nice, but need milk to wash them down....won't make again."

ruzicka79 User ID: 4272754 49392
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2012

"easy to prepare, not to get rid off since its not good,not a whole lot of going on just a ball of flour. Maybe add something in the middle like a dark chocolate to add more taste.i wouldnt recommend this recipe."

kfrances User ID: 2592068 19905
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"On a whim I added a teaspoon of ancho chili pepper. It really made the chocolate pop! By circumstance, these were left out as we packed up cookies for various destinatins over the course ofa few days and air drying them made them even more chocolately. easy and delicious."

sparklingpurple User ID: 2622078 43671
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2012

"These cookies went over Great with family & Friends. So YUMMY!! You have to try them, you will love them!"

mmxduran User ID: 6277470 21372
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"I am not one to review recipes, but when I made these for the first time they were a big hit. One of the best out of all the cookies I made. I would like to try adding some nuts to this."

caaverill User ID: 4603355 15418
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"It only made just over 3 dozen and the chocolate flavor was not intense enough for my taste."

LAFrederick User ID: 4375499 19898
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"I made these for Christmas but they did not go over well! They were easy to make but everyone thought that they were bland or tasted a little funny. I won't be making these again =( On the bright side, they were soft and held the powdered sugar really well"

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