Double Chocolate Snowballs- 12 Days of Cookies

We're looking at our second possible snowstorm of the week, so what better recipe to share today than Double Chocolate Snowballs?  I'll take these cookies over the real variety of snowballs any day.    

I was out of unsalted butter, so I used regular.   I am a big fan of the Penzey's Dutch Process cocoa, so that's what I used.   I went for the second coating of powdered sugar as well.   These were deliciously messy, great with a nice cold glass of milk or some cocoa.      Thank you so much Dorothy at Crazy for Crust for this recipe!

* Exported from MasterCook *

           Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies - Crazy for Crust

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
  1                cup  butter -- softened
     1/2           cup  powdered sugar
     1/4           cup  unsweetened cocoa powder (used Penzey's dutch process)
  1           teaspoon  vanilla
  2 1/4           cups  flour
     1/2      teaspoon  salt
     3/4           cup  mini chocolate chips
                        Additional powdered sugar -- for rolling (about 1 - 1 1/2 cups)

Heat oven to 375°.   Prepare cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper.

Mix together butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, cocoa, and vanilla until fluffy.   Combine flour and salt, and mix until a dough forms.   Stir in chips.   Use a 1 tablespoon scoop to form balls, chilling dough if necessary.    Place on prepared sheets.

Bake 7 to 10 minutes, tops will lose their gloss and bottoms will brown slightly.   Cool for 5 to 10 minutes.   Roll balls in powdered sugar until well coated.  Return to rack to cool completely.  Roll a second time if desired.


 Welcome to the 12 Days of Cookies, hosted by Family Around the Table and Cooking With Carlee.  We will be filling the season with all kinds of delicious cookies.  Be sure to check out some of the recipes below or you can follow along on Facebook or Twitter by searching #ChristmasCookies.  We also have a 12 Days of Cookies Pinterest board where you can see all of the goodness!  May your holidays be sweet!

Day 7

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies from Cooking With Carlee
Classic American Sugar Cookies from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies from Jolene's Recipe Journal
Gluten-Free Maple Chestnut Cookies from Caroline's Cooking
Maple Sugar Cookies from A Palatable Pastime
Nutty Triple Chocolate Cookies from Family Around the Table
Tangerine and Dark Chocolate Macaron from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Simple and Savory


  1. It's snowy and very very very cold here today. These are very appropriate! They look great Jolene!

    1. We didn't get as much today as we did the other day :) I'll definitely be hunting down more 'snowball' type cookies to try.

  2. You had me at double chocolate. We are getting a little bit of snow today. This is the first for us this season.

    1. Ours is disappearing, much like these cookies disappeared LOL


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