Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Ahhh the smell of freshly baked chocolate snowball cookies! There are a lot of things that bring comfort, happiness and memories from our kitchens and I think that baking cookies at home is always such a special thing. The smell, the warmth and the taste that melts in your mouth can create great memories!

“Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal.”

Sandra Lee
chocolate snowball cookies

Chocolate Snowball Cookies are the perfect treat with a cup of hot tea or a decadent hot chocolate. They are nutty and filled with a chocolatey surprise on the inside. They are also great if you want to use them as holiday gifts. Wrap them up in a little box, tie a bow, or serve them as a part of your holiday treats.

THE DOUGH

The dough for this recipe is very much inspired by the common butter and flour batter we use in a lot of Serbian desserts. The batter reminds me of the famous Vanilice Cookies, which I shall show you how to make some day 😊. Most cultures around the world also use this type of batter for baking so it is a good one to remember. You can also adjust it by adding other flavours such as lemon zest or vanilla essence. But don’t forget that butter, sugar and flour are a great starting basis for all things sweet.

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HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE SNOWBALL COOKIES

This is basically a one bowl recipe. All you need is the ingredients, one bowl, and a mixer (or your hands) to prepare these delicious cookies.

  • In a mixing bowl, combine sugar with the butter. Mix on medium speed until well combined.
  • To the mixture, add the crushed almonds, flour and ice cold water. Combine all ingredients together with a mixer or with your hands. I find that combining the dough at this stage with your hands is best.
  • Place the dough in the fridge to set for 35-40 min.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 200 C.
  • Weight out 40 g of the cookie dough and form into a circle. Then flatten the circle into a disc, placing a chocolate square in the middle. Fold over and seal.
  • Arrange the cookies on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  • Bake the cookies for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow the chocolate snowball cookies to cool before rolling into some icing sugar (optional).
  • Allow to cool completely before serving.
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QUICK TIPS

While making this recipe is suuuuper easy! It can also be easy to go astray and add more butter when you see the dough not forming. But do not give into this temptation as more butter will only result in flat and melted cookies.

  • When mixing the butter and sugar, mix until the butter has softened and incorporated well with the sugar. You are looking for an almost fluffy texture.
  • Adding ice cold water is super important! When making the dough – gradually add in the ice cold water as you may not end up needing all of it. You are looking for all of your ingredients to be hydrated. This helps the ingredients shape into a well formed dough.
  • Use your hands to form the dough. After you have mixed the butter and sugar with a mixer, you will get a better formed dough by using your hands. In doing so you are more likely to see if your dough is sticking well together.
  • Refrigerate the dough. Since the recipe requires the use of butter, it is important to let the dough set in the fridge. The butter would have most likely melted in your hands. Refrigerating the dough will help the cookies hold its shape.

STORAGE

These Chocolate Snowball Cookies can be stored for up to a week in an airtight container or frozen for a few months. If you choose to freeze them, open the container before you thaw them, to allow the moisture to escape. Thaw completely before serving.

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Chocolate Snowball Cookies

The Home Harvest by Gordana
Who doesn't love a good cookie. Especially a chocolatey cookie. These Chocolate Snowball Cookies are the cutest little treat. They are great treats for any occasion, but especially during the festive seasons!
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 18 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 120 g unsalted butter room temperature
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 400 g all purpose flour
  • 70 g crushed almonds
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water
  • 18 chocolate squares
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar for decorating

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together sugar with the unsalted butter. Mix well until the butter and sugar is well combined.
  • To the butter and sugar, add the crushed almonds and flour. Gradually add in the ice cold water. Combine with the mixer or with your hands to form a dough.
  • Place the dough in the fridge to set for 35-40 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 C
  • To make the cookies, weight out 40 g of dough for each cookie.
  • Form the cookie dough into circles and then flatten into a disk. Place a chocolate square in the middle. Fold over and seal.
  • Place cookies on a baking sheet.
  • Bake the cookies in the oven for 15 minutes at 200 C. Or bake until golden brown.
  • Allow the cookies to cool and then roll each cookie in some powdered sugar.
  • Serve the cookies once they have completely cooled down.

Notes

  • When mixing the butter and sugar, mix until the butter has softened and incorporated well with the sugar. You are looking for an almost fluffy texture.
  • Gradually add in the ice cold water as you may not end up needing all of it.
  • Use your hands to form the dough. In doing so you are more likely to see if the dough is sticking well together.
  • These Chocolate Snowball Cookies can be stored for up to a week in an airtight container or frozen for a few months. If you choose to freeze them, open the container before you thaw them, to allow the moisture to escape. Thaw completely before serving.

If you’re in need of an easy and delicious treat to bake then this Chocolate Snowball Cookie recipe is for you! It requires very little fuss and bakes in no time. Make it as a next treat for your family and friends, or for an upcoming festive season ❄️.

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