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Chocolate Snowballs Recipe
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Chocolate Snowballs

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"If you like Russian Teacakes and chocolate, you'll love these tasty, tender cookies!"

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Original recipe makes 6 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    3 hrs 15 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla. Sift together the flour, salt, and cocoa; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the pecans until well blended. Cover, and chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll chilled dough into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes in preheated oven. Roll in confectioners' sugar when cooled.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 21, 2002

Very tasty! I didn't chill the dough and the cookies turned out just fine. Also I only cooked them 15 minutes.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 15, 2005

These cookies were dry and bitter. I think there wasnt enough sugar to sweeten all of the cocoa it calls for. 20 minutes is too long to cook them too.


48 Ratings

Dec 21, 2002

Delicious! A big hit at my cookie exchange. Pretty, with a chocolate shortbread flavor--rich but not too sweet. I just dusted them with powdered sugar instead of rolling them--it was easier and just as attractive, I think. Don't know why dough has to be refrigerated first--I skipped this step with one batch and the turned out just fine. Highly recommended!

Dec 07, 2007

Kids and I made these, delicious! we omited the nuts because they don't like nuts and we substititued some oatmeal to keep the dough stiff, they didn't stay round like a snowball but they got eaten SO fast. Fun and tastey recipe we will make again!

Jan 30, 2009

Very tasty cookie. No need to chill before rolling. Will definately use recipe again.

Dec 30, 2006

I love these cookies! I know them as an old family tradition. I was given the exact recipe by my mother-in-law, who received it from her grandmother. I was pleasantly surprised to see it on All Recipes. These are a Christmas tradition for us, and I look forward to them every year.

Dec 12, 2002

Very good - like someone else mentioned, kind of like chocolate shortbread. I didn't have any nuts so I just left them out. They were a hit at work!

Dec 13, 2010

My nieces loved these, however, I have to say I do not care for them at all. THe chocolate somehow removes the original yummness of the cookies original taste. Muddies it sort of. I'll go with the original. But thats just me.


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  • Calories
  • 74 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 27 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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