12 Days of Cookies – Chocolate Chip Snowballs

This cookies were one of my favorite holiday cookies growing up. I’ve never made them on my own until this year. I’m getting a little cookie-d out *gasp* so I made a 1/2 batch of these. I got exactly 2 dozen cookies using my cookie scoop to portion the dough out. Also, note that this dough is very dry and crumbly. You have to work it with your hands when you make the balls of dough.

These are somewhat messy to eat. It’s almost a guarantee that you’re going to get powdered sugar on yourself. Definitely on your hands and possible splattered down your shirt. But they’re definitely worth the mess. I used 1/2 mini-chips and 1/2 dark chips because I was trying to use up some bags of chips I had in the pantry.

Chocolate Chip Snowballs – recipe came from my mom, but there are tons out there just like it – makes 4 dozen
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 cup chopped nuts – I used walnuts
1 cup chocolate chips – I used 1/2 mini chips and 1/2 dark chocolate chips
powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350.

Sift flour and salt together. set aside.

Cream sugar, butter, and vanilla. Add egg. Stir in flour, nuts, and chocolate chips.

Shape into 1″ balls. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 15-20 min. Cool and roll in powdered sugar (I like to put powdered sugar in a big ziplock bag and throw a couple cookies in at a time. Close the bag and shake to coat the cookies. Shake cookies or tap against counter to release any extra powdered sugar).

My 12 Days of Cookies:
Day 1: Lumberjacks
Day 2: Peppermint Sandies
Day 3: The great Sugar Cookie Debate
Day 4: Fudge
Day 5: Cranberry Orange Cookies

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7 Responses to “Merry Christmas and Peppermint Brownies with Chocolate Ganache”

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    bittersweetblog — December 25, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    You just can’t beat the combination of chocolate and mint- Yum!

    Happy holidays!

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    wackywoman — December 25, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    I too love your tree.

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    Memória — December 26, 2009 at 3:28 am

    Oh, I love your tree. It’s the perfect size, and I love the decorations.

    The brownies look great. I love the KAF brownies; I just made them a few weeks ago.

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    Memória — December 26, 2009 at 3:29 am

    Oh, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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    Faith — December 27, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! Love your gorgeous tree (and your high ceilings!). Yum, peppermint & chocolate…

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    CookTeen — December 27, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I love the chocolate and mint combination. Nothing is better at this time of year!

    Happy Holidays!

    With love and cupcakes,
    Cookteen

    P.S –check out my blog…Cookteen.blogspot.com

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    Kerstin — December 29, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Merry Christmas! Love your peppermint brownies – they sound so perfect for the season! I actually just bought a box of those TJ cookies, and can’t wait to try them 🙂

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