Chocolate Chip Snowballs Recipe



Whether you call them snowball cookies or Russian tea cakes, these scrumptious little treats are a classic Christmas cookie. This recipe, adapted from Crazy for Crust, stuffs them full of almonds and chocolate chips, giving the powdered sugar balls an extra crunch of texture.

Ingredients: Makes 4 dozen

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (miniature, if you prefer)
  • Additional powdered sugar, for rolling

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Mix butter, ½ cup powdered sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add flour and salt and mix until dough comes together. Grind sliced almonds to bits in a food processor and add to dough, along with chocolate chips. Scoop or roll dough into 1 tbsp. sized balls and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 7-10 minutes until bottoms are just slightly brown. Remove from oven and let cool enough to handle. Fill a small bowl with additional powdered sugar and roll each ball in the sugar until lightly coated. Place on a rack to cool. Once cookies are completely cooled, re-roll them in more powdered sugar for a thicker coating.

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