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Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Posted By Suzanne McMinn On December 6, 2010 @ 1:05 am In Cookies,The Farmhouse Table | 21 Comments

Are you baking? It’s cookie time! There is no holiday more demanding of cookies than Christmas. I try to keep my cookie jar filled all month with one holiday treat after another. Snowball cookies are a classic. This one is a little twist with chocolate–and a surprise inside.

How to make Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies:

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup cocoa
1 cup nuts, crushed or chopped
semi-sweet chocolate chips
powdered sugar for rolling

Cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Stir in the flour, cocoa, and nuts.

Use a sturdy spoon to combine the mixture. It’s a heavy cookie dough.

Divide the dough in half and wrap the two balls of dough in plastic. Chill one hour. Scoop off spoonfuls of chilled cookie dough. Flatten into a circle then drop three chocolate chips inside.

Shape into balls, tucking the chocolate chips inside. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 350-degrees for 20 minutes.

While still warm, roll in powdered sugar. Eat in copious amounts.

*Makes about 3 dozen cookies. Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

What are your favorite holiday cookies? What’s in your cookie jar right now? We’d love to see your goodies at Farm Bell Recipes. Please share!

P.S. You can make lemon, orange, rum, etc, snowball cookies by using those extracts instead of vanilla. To make classic snowball cookies instead of chocolate, replace the 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/2 cup cocoa with 2 cups all-purpose flour. Snowball cookies are vegan if you use margarine, by the way! (Read labels carefully, though. Not all chocolate chips–or margarines!–are vegan.) If you don’t like nuts, it’s okay to leave the nuts out.

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