- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Reviews forChocolate Snowball Cookies
"I started making this recipe as part of my Christmas baking 3 years ago. The recipe is great. You get delicate little cookies. The cookie itself is not very sweet but I double coat them in icing sugar and I don't think you would want them sweeter as they are a nice balance. One of my friends requests these for Christmas and her birthday and they have been very popular with the family."
"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""
"Bland and dry...they do not "melt in your mouth". Look nice, but need milk to wash them down....won't make again."
"These cookies went over Great with family & Friends. So YUMMY!! You have to try them, you will love them!"
"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."
"It only made just over 3 dozen and the chocolate flavor was not intense enough for my taste."