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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4 Responses to “12 Days of Cookies – Chocolate Chip Snowballs”

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    Stephanie — December 16, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Those look great! Perfect for the holidays.

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    Laura P. — December 16, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    omg you’re my hero! I’m making mexican wedding cakes and I’ve been trying to think of a sub for the nuts…choc chips are perfect! : )

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    Joelen — December 16, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Mmmm – these look great and I enjoy eating powdered cookies regardless of how messy they are! :)

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    Dani — January 9, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Just made this recipe for a functiona I’m going to today – it was really easy with all ingredients I already have on hand – will definitely make these again – thank you!

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