Chocolate Snowball Cookies Recipe
- 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
- 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.
2 each: 83 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Reviews for Chocolate Snowball Cookies
"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."
"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""
"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."
"Bland and dry...they do not "melt in your mouth". Look nice, but need milk to wash them down....won't make again."
"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."
"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."
"These cookies went over Great with family & Friends. So YUMMY!! You have to try them, you will love them!"
"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."
"It only made just over 3 dozen and the chocolate flavor was not intense enough for my taste."
"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"
"My son and I just made these and they were wonderfully easy and quick to throw together. The taste was deliciously fudgy!"
"Easy and delish!!!!"
"I used margerine instead of butter and thought these cookies turned out WONDERFUL. The only thing I didn't like was that the next day - the powdered sugar had melted and made the cookies look gross, but they still tasted great. The powdered sugar mess was probably my error though. I will make these again!"
"try indenting top of cookie then putting 1/2 tsp raspberry jam into the indent."
"This recipe reminds me of the recipes that my grandmother used to bring over every holiday. Very comforting to know."
"These were fun and simple to make, my kind of recipe. It's a soft chewy cookie with just the right amount of sweetness."
"Really like these! They're not too sweet on their own and the powder sugar adds just the right touch of sweetness!"
"interesting recipe, but tasteless and bitter. If you add real suger to sweeten it, they're hard as a brick. However if you insert some peanut butter chips, it's an interesting combination and definitely helps. This recipe needs help. The flavor is not good. I even inserted a slice of banana, covered it, was good but still no cigar.The only thing I'd do before tossing in the trash is use them as a trifle bowl additive. I think it would definitely be a good contrast to the sweetness of cool whip and pudding as the cookie itself although bland has a good chocolate punch to it."
"when i made them they were kind of dry. i wonder if i put to much dry stuff in it. otherwise it is very tasty. kind of has a donut texture to it. good with milk. :-)"
"Why dont you people follow the recipe properly! They are wonderful!"
"The chocolate is overpowering and they are simply too sweet."
"I threw them away too. They weren't sweet at all. Very bad recipe, which is unusual for Taste Of Home. Very disappointed."
"The quality of the cocoa you use can make or break a receipt like this...avoid generic or Hershey's cocoa, and get the good stuff. More expensive, but better than going to all the work (and expensive) to make cookies that don't taste good!"
"very tasteless. threw most of them away"
"After reading the reviews, I was skeptical to try this recipe, but boy am I glad I did. These are neither dry nor tasteless. They do melt in your mouth and are extremely delicate. My family will have these devoured before the weekend is out!!"
"Loved them. I am not a real chocolate fan, so was not sure I should make them. But time ran out needed a cookie fast. My husband and i loved them. Didn't change the recipe but think next time I will not let them completely cool before adding confectioner sugar."
"We threw out the entire batch! Dry and extremely tasteless."
"I increased the sugar to 1 cup and added a couple tablespoons of milk to even it out. It didn't make anywhere near 6 dozen, but I made mine the size of munchkins."
"Dry and tasteless."
"I used a cookie scoop to do these and perhaps that is the reason they fell. At any rate, I did not care for them. They were dry and fell and the finished product did not at all resemble a snowball."
"These cookies taste and look great. I made the dough one evening and put it in the freezer for a few days before thawing and baking. Just make sure you make the balls small enough. My cookies turned out rather large haha. Will definitely be making again! Super easy!"
"I just made these cookies the are delicious and look great on a Christmas plate of cookies. My husband rated them a #5 and add to your favorites"