Snowball Cookies
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Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: 4 dozen
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
  • Additional powdered sugar, for rolling
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix softened butter, ½ cup powdered sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  3. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl: flour & salt. Slowly, add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar until the dough comes together. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  4. TIP // If the dough is too soft or sticky, chill it until you can work it easily with your hands (30 minutes or so).
  5. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop small amounts of dough (approx. 1-2 tablespoons worth) and roll into balls using the palms of your hands. Place balls of dough on prepared cookie sheets.
  6. Bake cookies for 7-9 minutes until bottoms are just slightly brown. Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes, until you can handle them.
  7. Fill a small bowl with sifted powdered sugar and roll each cookie in the sugar until coated. Place on a rack to cool. (Once cookies are cooled, or just before serving, you can re-roll them in more powdered sugar to look like they're freshly covered in "snow"). Enjoy!
Original Recipe Inspiration From: Crazy for Crust
Recipe by Simply Happenstance at