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Chocolate Snowballs

 Chocolate Snowballs
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
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.