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Chocolate Snowballs

These are a light, chocolaty cookie. The original recipe calls for rolling in powdered sugar.  We roll them in a mixture of powdered sugar and cocoa powder.  They don’t resemble ‘snowballs’ but they sure are good!

In 2017, we added peppermint extract, cut into cubes, and then dipped in chocolate. The ultimate Chocolate Peppermint Cookie!

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 oz semi-sweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • powdered sugar
  • cocoa powder

Sift dry ingredients together.  Cream butter with sugar until light.  Beat in melted chocolate, egg, vanilla, and milk.

Mix in dry ingredients a little at a time to make a stiff dough.  Refrigerate overnight.

Roll dough into marble-sized balls and place 2″ apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake at 350 for about 8 minutes.

Cool on wire racks.  Roll in mixture of cocoa powder and powdered sugar.

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