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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: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips.
  • 2. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 15-20 minutes or until set and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on pans 2 minutes.
  • 3. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar. Cool completely on wire racks. If desired, reroll cookies in confectioners' sugar. Yield: about 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 92 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein

Reviews for Chocolate Snowballs

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Drumgold
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"Family loved this recipe!"

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love2beMom
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2015

"I ran the chocolate chips & nuts (used walnuts) through the blender to finely chop before adding them to the dough. Mine were done baking in <12 min. I used 2 c flour & had no problems. Snowball cookies are supposed to be a bit on the dry/powdery side. Excellent recipe! Thanks!

bce1965, you can use either, but I prefer semi-sweet to help counter the sweetness of the cookie dough."

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bce1965
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"Do you use milk chocolate chips or semi sweet chips. Thank you!"

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Nan Mock
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"These came out great! I saw after the fact that some reviewers decreased the flour, but mine came out just fine with the amount listed. For nuts I used freshly toasted, chopped almonds. I omitted the chocolate chips and instead dipped half the batch in white chocolate, half in dark chocolate. Super yum!"

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wbarb89
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"Just made these for my son-in-law he likes simple cookies will def make them again The only thing I changes after reading reviews I use about 1 1/2 cups of flour insead of the 2 that's called for"

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amy.iverson
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

"Very good, a little on the dry side"

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noftgers5@yahoo.com
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"These have become one of my families favorite Christmas cookie!"

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Igraine32
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"I'm sorry but whoever said these were dry and tasteless clearly did something wrong. These were awesome!!"

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susanrukes
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"Discovered this recipe last year and it's fantastic. The best snowball recipe ever! Love the chocolate chips in them."

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jstracner12@gmail.com
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"Super easy & delicious!!!"

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MelissaR2012
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2013

"Yum...really good."

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spar7
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"Simple and Delicious! I loved these cookies, as did my family, I will definitely be making these again! Merry Christmas!"

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MaryContrary
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2013

"For the person who said these were tasteless and dry - always, ALWAYS, ALWAYS SIFT YOUR FLOUR AND USE REAL BUTTER"

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MmeBlaise
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

"Easy and delicious! For more color, I added red sugar to the confectioner sugar before rolling the cookies."

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marciehill
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"These are solo good"

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BossFanTwinsMom
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2013

"Because of nut allergies, I substituted the chopped nuts for Rice Krispies cereal. The cookies were easy to make and disappeared in no time! Had to make a second batch."

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kimber1961
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"My daughter and I had fun making these at the last minute on Christmas Eve. They were very easy to make and everyone enjoyed them. They were not overly sweet which was a good thing. Definitely going to make these again."

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speek
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2012

"My wedding ball cookie is similar to this. In order to tell which one is which, I added 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder to the confectioners sugar before dipping. I also waited until they were completely cool. Very tasty indeed."

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rahh91505
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2012

"Tasteless.....dry....disgusting. The squirrels and birds wouldn't even eat them when we threw them outside! Waste of time."

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dshipman
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2012

"This is a similar recipe to what I grew up calling "Pecan Sandies" (not the Keebler kind). I've substituted walnuts before, but it's not what I grew up on. I will have to try making them w/ chocolate chips in them. Possibly the mini ones"

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kitzer
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"cavuoto -- When a recipe does not state what kind of nut to use, it means 'your choice' - 'your preference' - 'whatever you have on hand'!!"

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mrssimptom
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"I have always loved Keebler's Danish Wedding Cookies. These are a homemade version of them and like all things homemade, about a hundred times better. Not to worry, Keeblers, I will always be true to you, too. Merry Christmas, everybody!"

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cavuoto
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"what kind of nuts did you all use?????"

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caree929
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"Super easy and yummy! I've made this for my book group twice and the kids gobbled them up!"

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seablue02
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

"I have no idea why anyone would say this recipe was messy. It's so easy that if you can screw it up, you probably shouldn't be in the kitchen. Sorry, but that's how I feel. They are suppose to be light and just lightly flavored. If they come out dry, then you most likely are over baking them. And you may want to check your oven temperature. You can also cut back a little on the flour if that makes you happy. But, mainly, don't over bake them!!"

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celestiablue
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

"Love this recipe!!! I added a 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract to give the cookies a hint of mintiness!!! They were delicious!"

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mcbean19
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"Delicious, and super easy to make :)"

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celestiablue
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"This recipe reminds me of mexican wedding cakes or russian tea cakes...my family loves it no matter what it is called!! For a healthy kick, I substitute half of the white flour with whole wheat! It adds a nutty flavor to the cookies."

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sarahsandra
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"a mess. not good"

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LIZZIEEU
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"This is a quick and easy cookie receipe. My husband said it is a keeper"

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