Chocolate Snowballs Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1 cookie equals 92 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 49 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.
Reviews for Chocolate Snowballs
"Family loved this recipe!"
"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."
"Do you use milk chocolate chips or semi sweet chips. Thank you!"
"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!"
"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"
"Very good, a little on the dry side"
"These have become one of my families favorite Christmas cookie!"
"I'm sorry but whoever said these were dry and tasteless clearly did something wrong. These were awesome!!"
"Discovered this recipe last year and it's fantastic. The best snowball recipe ever! Love the chocolate chips in them."
"Super easy & delicious!!!"
"Simple and Delicious! I loved these cookies, as did my family, I will definitely be making these again! Merry Christmas!"
"For the person who said these were tasteless and dry - always, ALWAYS, ALWAYS SIFT YOUR FLOUR AND USE REAL BUTTER"
"Easy and delicious! For more color, I added red sugar to the confectioner sugar before rolling the cookies."
"These are solo good"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Tasteless.....dry....disgusting. The squirrels and birds wouldn't even eat them when we threw them outside! Waste of time."
"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"
"cavuoto -- When a recipe does not state what kind of nut to use, it means 'your choice' - 'your preference' - 'whatever you have on hand'!!"
"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!"
"what kind of nuts did you all use?????"
"Super easy and yummy! I've made this for my book group twice and the kids gobbled them up!"
"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!!"
"Love this recipe!!! I added a 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract to give the cookies a hint of mintiness!!! They were delicious!"
"Delicious, and super easy to make :)"
"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."
"a mess. not good"
"This is a quick and easy cookie receipe. My husband said it is a keeper"