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Chocolate Snowball Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Snowball Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Chocolate Snowball Cookies

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mom2lauren
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""

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the pink baker
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."

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MaryJoFox
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."

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ruzicka79
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."

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kfrances
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."

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sparklingpurple
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2012

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

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mmxduran
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."

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caaverill
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

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

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LAFrederick
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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Rikku
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"My son and I just made these and they were wonderfully easy and quick to throw together. The taste was deliciously fudgy!"

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lillylee2901
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2011

"Easy and delish!!!!"

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Stephanie.B
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2011

"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!"

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copythat
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"try indenting top of cookie then putting 1/2 tsp raspberry jam into the indent."

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Tom1234
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"This recipe reminds me of the recipes that my grandmother used to bring over every holiday. Very comforting to know."

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MSuzanne
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"These were fun and simple to make, my kind of recipe. It's a soft chewy cookie with just the right amount of sweetness."

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imwittyone
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"Really like these! They're not too sweet on their own and the powder sugar adds just the right touch of sweetness!"

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marvalrus
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"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."

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tiffy2522
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"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. :-)"

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Sheri Lagnese
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"Why dont you people follow the recipe properly! They are wonderful!"

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rward78
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"The chocolate is overpowering and they are simply too sweet."

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eileen45
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"I threw them away too. They weren't sweet at all. Very bad recipe, which is unusual for Taste Of Home. Very disappointed."

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homeschoolingcarol
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"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!"

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babybgurl38
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"very tasteless. threw most of them away"

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nataleeb
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2010

"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!!"

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kleisy52
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"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."

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Cessigirl
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"Loved these fast and easy cookies. They are truly melt in your mouth, and are now a staple for my Christmas cookie selection"

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allen22
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"We threw out the entire batch! Dry and extremely tasteless."

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aug2295
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"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."

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tlouise22
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"tasteless"

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chriscurl@hotmail.com
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"Dry and tasteless."

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nerakj
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"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."

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shelbyamay
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"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!"

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LIZZIEEU
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

"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"

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