The Best Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies

Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies are sweet, buttery, delicious cookies that melt in your mouth! They’re nut-free, egg-free, and so easy to make! 

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The Best Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies

Happy Tasty Tuesday, friends! We’ve officially made it to Week 5 and the final week of Cara’s Christmas Cookie Countdown. Can you believe Christmas is next week?!

For today’s Christmas cookie recipe, I’m sharing one of the best holiday cookies ever – Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies. 

If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying a Snowball Cookie, you’re gonna want to stop what you’re doing, grab all the ingredients, and make these Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies ASAP.

These Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies are a delicious, sweet, and buttery cookie that literally melts in your mouth. They’re also nut free and egg free (great for people with food allergies) and super easy to make! 

 

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Easy Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies

These Easy Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies will quickly become one of your holiday cookie go-to’s! They’re just so delicious with the powdered sugar and the fact that they look like little snowballs makes me love them even more. 

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What are Snowball Cookies?

Snowball Cookies are buttery, shortbread cookies that are rolled in powdered sugar to resemble snowballs.

Other names for Snowball cookies that you might have heard before include Russian Tea Cakes, Wedding Cookies, and Butter Ball Cookies, and traditional recipes often include chopped nuts in them. 

These Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies are made with just a few, simple ingredients including butter, powdered sugar, flour, salt, vanilla, and mini chocolate chips.

I chose to omit nuts because so many people nowadays have nut allergies, and plus I think the mini chocolate chips taste heavenly in this cookie.

These snowball cookies can easily be made in under 30 minutes time, making them a great cookie choice for the busy holiday season. Plus they taste incredible and literally melt in your mouth! 

Do You Have to Chill The Cookie Dough? 

The great thing about these chocolate chip snowball cookies is you don’t technically have to chill your cookie dough.

Because these cookies are made differently without eggs, baking soda, and baking powder they don’t spread when you bake them – even with butter in them. 

I personally recommend rolling out your cookie dough balls, placing on a parchment lined cookie sheet, and refrigerating for 5-10 minutes before baking.

This helps ensure the cookies stay in a nice, puffy snowball shape when baking them.

How Do I Coat My Snowball Cookies? 

Coating these chocolate chip snowball cookies couldn’t be more simple and I personally use the bowl method.

Fill a shallow bowl with powdered sugar and while the cookies are still slightly warm from baking, roll each cookie dough ball in powdered sugar, coating each side well.

You can also roll it again in the powdered sugar after the cookies have cooled, which really gives it a pretty, snowball look.

Alternatively, if you want a more “dusted” look you can use a sifter and sift powdered sugar on the tops of your cookies. This is also pretty and a way to make these cookies with a little less sugar.

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Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies FAQ’s/Troubleshooting

 

My dough is dry/crumbly – how can I fix it?

If your dough is dry/crumbly most likely you added too much flour, powdered sugar, or didn’t mix the dough long enough. Make sure to not pack your flour and powdered sugar when measuring it out, and continue mixing until a thick cookie dough is formed. 

Also because this cookie dough doesn’t have any leavening and binder ingredients, it does take a few minutes to come together.  That’s why I recommend using a stand mixer for easy mixing. 

Dry/crumbly dough can also happen sometimes due to the weather or humidity. If after following the steps above your dough is still dry and crumbly, add water to your batter 1 tsp at a time, mixing with a spoon or your hands until the dough is a good consistency.

 

My cookies spread – what went wrong? 

If your snowball cookies spread after baking it’s likely because you didn’t use real butter or your butter was too soft/melted. For this recipe I don’t recommend using margarine, only real butter. 

If your cookie dough is a bit soft after mixing it together, place in the refrigerator for 5-30 minutes until the cookie balls are nice and chilled. Chilling the dough will help ensure the cookies don’t spread when baking and they will bake uniformly. 

 

Help! The powdered sugar dissolved on my cookies

If the powdered sugar dissolved – you rolled your cookies in the powdered sugar too soon. Let your cookies cool for 5-10 minutes or until they are warm to the touch and can be easily handled.

You can also roll your cookies twice, if you really want to give your cookies double the snowball appearance. šŸ™‚ 

 

Can I Freeze Snowball Cookies? 

Yes! These chocolate chip snowball cookies freeze great and can be frozen for up to 1 month. When freezing these cookies you can freeze them 2 different ways. 

  1. Freeze cookies without powdered sugar, and then sugar them when you thaw them out
  2. Freeze coated cookies and once thawed, add a little additional powdered sugar on top

 

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The Best Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 14 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies are sweet, buttery, delicious cookies that melt in your mouth! They’re nut-free, egg-free, and so easy to make! 


Ingredients

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  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp self-rising flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar, for rolling

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl combine butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla and mix until fluffy.
  • Next, add in salt and flour a little at a time until the dough forms. If you are using a hand mixer, this can take a few minutes so continue mixing until it reaches a dough consistency. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Next, use a small cookie scoop to form about 1 tablespoon size balls of dough. Place on your parchment lined baking sheet and (if needed) refrigerate for 5-10 minutes. Because these cookies don’t spread, you can place them close together. I was able to bake all 14 cookies on one sheet.
  • Bake cookies for 8-12 minutes in a preheated oven, until the bottom of your cookies are a light golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes, or until they are still warm and you can handle them.
  • Place 1/4 cup of powdered sugar in a shallow bowl and roll each cookie in the sugar until well coated. If desired, you can coat the cookies again after they have cooled, or if you want less powdered sugar on them, use a sifter and sift on top of the cookies only.
  • Enjoy these cookies warm and store any leftover cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Notes

*Make sure to not pack your flour and powdered sugar for this recipe, otherwise your dough will turn out too dry/crumbly. See my tips in the FAQ’s/Troubleshooting section above.

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Hope you enjoyed my recipe for The Best Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies! Have you ever made/ate a Snowball Cookie? Do you love them too? Let me know in the comments below! 

Thanks for stopping by! – Cara

 

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Try my Best Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies recipe for Christmas! These Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies are sweet, delicious, buttery cookies rolled in powdered sugar and melt in your mouth! They're nut-free, egg-free, and so easy to make. #snowballcookies #christmascookies #cookierecipe

Try my Best Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies recipe for Christmas! These Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies are sweet, delicious, buttery cookies rolled in powdered sugar and melt in your mouth! They're nut-free, egg-free, and so easy to make. #snowballcookies #christmascookies #cookierecipe

Try my Best Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies recipe for Christmas! These Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies are sweet, delicious, buttery cookies rolled in powdered sugar and melt in your mouth! They're nut-free, egg-free, and so easy to make. #snowballcookies #christmascookies #cookierecipe

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  1. Chelsea jacobs wrote:

    you have the best cookie recipes!!

    Posted 12.29.20 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank you! Cookies are the BEST! šŸ™‚

      Posted 1.3.21 Reply