Recipe - Chocolate snowballs

December 04, 2002

Chocolate Snowballs

  • 1 1/4 cups butter or margarine

  • 2/3 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup cocoa

  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans

  • Sifted 10x or confectioners sugar

    Cream butter or margarine. Add 2/3 cup granulated sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla. Sift together 2 cups of flour, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/2 cup cocoa. Gradually beat dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Blend in pecans. Cover and place in refrigerator for several hours or until dough is quite firm. Then form pieces of dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter, rolling between palms of hands. Place balls about 1/2 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a moderate oven at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes. Cool cookies, then roll in sifted 10x or confectioners' sugar, giving them a generous amount.

    Makes 4 dozen.

    - Pat Wolfe, Clear Spring

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