Buttery, sweet, and delicious Snowball Chocolate Chips Cookies are a quick Christmas cookies recipe. These Snowball Cookies are easy to make and makes for a perfect cookie for the holidays. Delicious Butter cookie balls stuffed with chocolate chips, baked and rolled in granulated sugar. These Snowball Chocolate Chip Cookies are easy to make and loved by everyone. Have you tried my Snowball Walnut Cookies yet?
Hey friends! So, today I thought of baking these adorable Snowball Chocolate Chips Cookies and the results were beyond my expectations. These Snowball Chocolate Chips Cookies turned out to be so good that it lasted just half-hour in my home! My kids help me make these and before I knew it was half over! 🙂
These Snowball Cookies are also known as Butter Balls or Mexican Wedding Cookies or Russian Tea Cakes. Also, thee are so so so easy to make that you really should make it for the holidays. If you have kids in the house, you should involve them as well. My kid over to help me out in the kitchen and rolling these cookie balls in sugar powder is obviously their favorite thing to do.
Also, traditionally these Snowball Cookies are made with nuts. However, I made this one with Chocolate Chips. It's better because many people are allergic to nuts and so Chocolate Chips seem like the perfect alternative.
When you bite into these Snowball Chocolate Chip Cookies, you get the perfect taste of holiday! Yeah! I call it the taste of the holidays because it's got everything I love. From Chocolate Chips to Butter Cookies flavor to that hint of vanilla which makes these feel so festive. If you're not making this for kids you can also add just a teaspoon of Bourbon to make it so perfect for the holidays.
Ingredients I have used to make these Snowball Chocolate Chips Cookies
- All-Purpose flour
- Softened Unsalted Butter
- Powdered Sugar
- Unsweetened Chocolate Chips
- Vanilla Extract
How to make Adorable Snowball Chocolate Chips Cookies?
Below I will run you through briefly how to make these Snowball Chocolate Chips Cookies-
- First - The first step is to combine the AP Flour with softened unsalted butter, salt, Vanilla Extract, Chocolate Chips, and granulated sugar. Yes, that's right you just dump all of the ingredients in a large bowl and combine it with your hands. Now, it's important that you use your hands for this step. The butter will melt from the warmth of your hands and make the flour coarse and mealy.
- It should reach a consistency that when you make a dough ball and clump together, it should stick together. Since we are making a shortbread cookie dough so there is no use of Baking soda or Eggs or Milk.
- The dough will look too dry however when you make small cookie dough balls, it should clump together. Do not worry even if it not a perfect shape.
- Now, you need to freeze the cookie dough for 15 minutes (uncovered) or refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Finally, pop these cookies in a preheated oven at 350 F or 180C and bake for 10-15 minutes.
- Finally, get the cookies out on the counter and cool it down to room temperature for 5-10 minutes. The cookies will be soft when they get out of the oven. Just give it 5 minutes and they will quickly harden up.
- When the cookies are not too hot to touch, roll them in granulated sugar. After 30 minutes, re-roll them in granulated sugar and then serve. It is important to give a double coating of granulated sugar over the cookies so that the sugar sticks to the cookies and they get that adorable white color over them.
How to store Snowball Chocolate Chips Cookies?
To store these cookies, wrap them up with plastic food wrap and store in a sealed freezer friendly bag. This will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months. Before serving, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight and re-roll in granulated sugar, and then serve.
Why do my Snowball Cookies fall apart?
If your snowball cookies are falling apart chances are you have used less quantity of butter or you are using a low-quality butter. I use Land'O Lakes Butter for this recipe. And the ratio for Flour to Butter is 1:3. Which means that 1 Cup AP Flour, requires 3 sticks of Unsalted Butter. If measuring in cups then for 1 Cup of AP Flour, you would need 21/2 cups of Unsalted Butter.
Do not use Melted Butter. Always use softened butter which is cubed. Cubed butter will combine with the flour quickly.
PRO TIP- If using cold butter, grate the butter using a box grater and then combine it with the flour. Grated Butter will combine with flour even quickly.
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- Easy Christmas Tree Cookies
- Best Gingerbread cookies Recipe
- Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Simple Ingredients)
- Red Velvet Sugar Cookies with White Chocolate Hearts
- Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies
- Hot Chocolate Cookies
- Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies
- Peppermint Bark Shortbread Cookies
- Chocolate Shortbread Christmas Tree Cookies
So this was all about these Snowball Chocolate Chip Cookies. I hope you liked this recipe and shall make it soon. If you happen to make this recipe, then comment below and rate this recipe. Also, tag me with #recipemagik on Instagram.
Snowball Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup AP Flour 120gm or 4 1/4 oz
- 2½ cup Unsalted Butter 3 sticks
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips unsweetened or bittersweet
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar more to roll the cookies into
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
- Preheat the oven to 350F or 180C. Grease a cookie baking tray with butter or cooking spray.Take all the ingredients in a bowl and combine with your hands to make a coarse mixture or just pulse them in a food processor for 1 to 2 pulses or until combined through.
- Make small cookie dough balls. The mixture will be dry but when you clump together it would form balls. Form small clumps of the dough and Roll them between your palms and make the cookie dough balls.
- Freeze the cookie dough balls uncovered for 15 minutes or refrigerate for 30 minutes, Then pop it directly in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.After the cookies get baked, allow them to cool down to room temperature on the counter for 5 minutes untouched.
- Once the cookies are not too hot to touch, fill a bowl with powdered sugar and gently roll the cookies in powdered sugar until they are evenly coated and serve. Re-roll in more powdered sugar if you wish to. Refrigerate until served
- You can freeze these cookies in an airtight sealed freezer-safe bag for 3 months. Thaw overnight and dust with sugar powder before you serve!