Chocolate Filled Snowballs

READY IN: 12mins
SERVES: 20-30
YIELD: 60 cookies


  • 12
    lb butter, softened
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 1
    cup pecans, finely chopped or ground
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 2
    cups flour, sifted
  • 1
    (10 ounce) package chocolate Hershey chocolate kisses (about 60 kisses)
  • powdered sugar, for dusting


  • Beat butter, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • Add sifted flour and pecans; blend well.
  • Chill dough while unwrapping kisses.
  • Shape dough around each kiss to form a ball; about 1 teaspoon. Make sure the kiss is completely covered.
  • Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. They dont spread, but make sure there is space between them.
  • Bake at 375°F four about 12 minutes until set but not brown.
  • Cool slightly on cookie sheet then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Be careful, they are very delicate when they first come out.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar to complete the "snowball" effect.
  • Store in an airtight container.