One year, after her first bite of this cookie, my DD sighed and said, "Now I know it's Christmas!" You will need to keep these frozen until needed or they will disappear! I usually make a couple of double batches, 6 dozen is not enough.
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- 1Melt the chocolate and shortening together over hot water, cool.
- 2Beat in the sugar until well blended. Add the vanilla.
- 3Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each.
- 4Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder, and stir into the chocolate mixture.
- 5Stir in the chocolate chips.
- 6Cover the bowl and chill for several hours or overnight.
- 7Divide the mixture in the bowl into halves, then each half into three equal pieces. Each piece makes one dozen cookies. Roll one piece into a log and cut log in half, then each half in half. Cut each small piece into thirds and you will have 6 dozen equal sized cookies.
- 8Roll each piece into a ball.
- 9I always mix these up in November and freeze them raw. Just set the balls on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet and set them in the freezer until they are hard. Now put the frozen cookies into a zip lock bag or rigid storage container.
- 10Now the fun part. If the balls are frozen roll each ball between your palms for a few seconds. Roll each ball in sifted powder sugar to coat thoroughly. Place the balls 2 inches apart on baking paper or lightly greased foil.
- 11Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes. Check after 8 minutes, ovens vary quite a bit. The cookies will be very soft, but will become firm as they cool.
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Nutritional Facts for Chocolate Snowballs
Serving Size: 1 (19 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 72
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 76.8
- Calories from Fat 29
- Total Fat 3.2 g
- Saturated Fat 1.3 g
- Cholesterol 11.7 mg
- Sodium 30.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 11.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
- Sugars 8.5 g
- Protein 1.0 g