Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies – filled with melting chocolate chips and festive sprinkles, these sugar dusted cookies are a favorite holiday cookie recipe.
Welcome to Day 6 of Must Love Home’s Countdown To Christmas Cookie Extravaganza!
These Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies are just like the classic, with a twist. They’re loaded with mini-chocolate chip morsels and sprinkles for a bite of holiday delicious in every bite!
Let’s take a look back at all the recipes we’ve published so far in our super-sized cookie countdown:
- Cranberry Citrus Shortbread Cookies
- Peppermint Chocolate Sugar Cookie Cups
- Raspberry Pecan Swirl Cookies
- Easy Holiday Madeleines
- White Chocolate Gingerbread Crisps
How to Make Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies
These cookies are probably not a classic (and a favorite) by chance. Who could resist a cookie recipe that’s just mix, roll and bake, with such yummy results!
Tips For Making the Best Holiday Cookies
The best tip for making any baking recipe is to measure your ingredients as accurately as possible, and making sure your ingredients are at the right temperature for blending. Baking is really just the science of how measured, blended ingredients respond to heat, so accuracy matters…a lot!
- Use a spoon, not the measuring cup, to over-fill powdered or ground ingredients into your measuring cup, then use a knife to scrape the excess off the top. Spoon filling helps to keep dry ingredients from compacting in the measuring cup. This method works well for powdered sugar, baking powder, soda and ground spices, too.
- Make sure to use softened butter and room temperature eggs. If you forget to take them out, here are shortcuts for warming butter and eggs to save you some time.
- Warm the butter, in it’s wrapper, in the microwave. Microwave on High for 5 second intervals, turning the butter over each time. No microwave? First, cut the cold butter into cubes. That’ll give it more surface area to warm. Get out a large mug and a paper towel. Pile up the butter so it will fit under the mug, or do this method in batches. Run water until it is very hot. Fill the mug with the hot water and wait for the outside of the mug to feel warm. Then quickly dump out the water, wipe it dry with the paper towel and sit it upside down over the butter. The heat will transfer from the mug to the butter and gently soften it.
- To warm eggs to room temperature, fill a bowl with warm (not hot) tap water and place the eggs in the bowl. Let the eggs sit in the bowl for 4 – 5 minutes until the egg shell is no longer cool to the touch.
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Making the dough is a breeze. You just cream the sugar and butter, add in dry ingredients then fold in chocolate chips and sprinkles. After baking is the fun part…rolling in powdered sugar and eating! Let the kids help…even my grandson who’s 3, loved rolling the cooled cookies in powdered sugar for the second go-round!
You could use a dough scoop, but the kids like to roll about a 1-1/2 tablespoons of dough into balls with their hands to make these.
The cookies don’t spread out very much when they bake, so you should be able to fit about 18 on a half-sheet pan.
What is Must Love Home’s Cookie Extravaganza?
It’s our first year of counting down the days until Christmas with the most deliciously easy cookie recipes to celebrate the holidays. For 8 straight days, we’ll be sharing fun, mouth-watering recipes that are perfect for beginners as well as experienced bakers, using just simple pantry ingredients.
Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies
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- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
- 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup holiday sprinkles, optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
- In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Add 1 cup flour, beat until just incorporated. Add second cup flour and beat until combined. Stir in pecans, chocolate chips and sprinkles.
- Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Bake on center rack of oven for 17 – 20 minutes until starting to brown on the bottom. Cool 2 – 3 minutes on pan, then roll cookies in powdered sugar. Cool completely, roll a second time in powdered sugar.
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