Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Assorted pastry and cake

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour

Servings 24


2 cups walnuts, finely chopped

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup cocoa powder

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

Powdered sugar, for coating


  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer. Add in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt, and beat until combined. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Chill dough for one hour.
  3. Once chilled, roll dough into small balls (about 1 tablespoon each) and place them 2 inches apart onto an uncreased cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes and remove to a wire rack to cool. Shake in powdered sugar to serve. Enjoy!