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Chocolate Snowballs Recipe

Chocolate Snowballs Recipe

This is my favorite Christmas cookie recipe. The cookies remind me of the snowballs I'd pack as a child during winters here in Wisconsin. —Dee Derezinski, Waukesha, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) chocolate chips
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Fold in nuts and chips. Roll into 1-in. balls.
  • 2. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes. Cool cookies slightly before rolling in confectioners' sugar. Yield: about 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 183 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.