Thursday, December 3, 2015

Hot Chocolate Snowballs

Yum
Are you ready to start your holiday baking?? I am! I have been so excited to try a couple new recipes that had caught my attention a while back, and this is one of them. These Hot Chocolate Snowballs seemed to be a pretty popular recipe, which had my hopes even higher.  So I planned these for December's Fill the Cookie Jar, to have the perfect Christmas Cookie to share with you.


The older I get, the more quickly I seem to get chilled, so I love wrapping my hands around a mug of something delicious. Just the name of this cookie makes me feel warm and festive.


These are so fast and simple to make.  Well, fast as long as you don't have cocoa mix with marshmallows and need to pick the marshmallows out! I will tell you too... I LOVE to eat cookie dough. LOVE it. This recipe does not have eggs in it, so I didn't even need to feel bad about enjoying that cookie dough! I can always tell when a cookie dough knocks my socks off, that the cookies are going to bring a big smile to my face, and these did exactly that! The perfect amount of cocoa, with the sweetness of the sugar dusting... Santa's belly would be happy to have some of these.



If you are interested in joining Fill The Cookie Jar group on facebook, fill out the form that can be found at Fill The Cookie Jar. Each month we bake a different theme for the cookie.
We bake, we share and we enjoy our cookies!


Hot Chocolate Snowballs

2/3 cup butter, softened
3 oz cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup hot cocoa mix
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
Additional powdered sugar for rolling

In large mixing bowl, cream together butter, and cream cheese. Mix until smooth. Add hot cocoa mix and powdered sugar. Stir in vanilla.  In small bowl, combine flour and salt, gradually add to cocoa mixture. Mix until flour is fully combined.  Cover, and refrigerator for one hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet(s) with parchment paper.   With small cookie dough scoop (my scoop holds one tablespoon), roll chilled dough into balls. Place balls on lined baking sheets, and bake for 12-14 minutes. Let cool for 3-4 minutes, then roll in powdered sugar. Transfer to wire rack to cool. 

Once completely cooled, roll in powdered sugar once more, if desired.

Source: Jam Hands

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16 comments:

  1. YES, PLEASE! I wish I had one or two of these right now {{smiles}} I think this something my son and I would enjoy making together. Thank for sharing, sweet friend. Hugs to you!

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  2. I never thought to use cocoa mix! What a great idea!

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  3. Oh yum... I could go for 1 or 2 or maybe an even dozen with my coffee.

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  4. What a wonderful cookie. I love cookies that you can just pop in your mouth and almost melt. I had to laugh that you picked out the marshmallows - sounds like something I would have to do. Thanks for being a part of the Fill The Cookie Jar group. I love to see what you have been baking.

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  5. This is definitely a cookie I would add to my cookie platter. Snowball cookies are a favorite and are sooooooo delicious with a cup of hot chocolate.

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  6. Ha! Too funny that you had to pick out the marshmallows! I love snowballs and I bet a hint of hot cocoa would be lovely in them. Mmmm!

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  7. Yum! These look delicious, perfect for this time of year! Can't wait to try these! Pretty too :)

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  8. Oh! I love snowball cookies, but I don't think I have every had chocolate ones. Mmmmmm!

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  9. this is a new take on this kind of cookie for me! irresistible, to be sure. :)

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  10. What an awesome idea!!! SO glad you shared this with us at Weekend Potluck. Pinning!

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  11. They look delish :) I saw the name and wondered if they were the same recipe I tried - love that recipe! :)

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  12. Good Afternoon Kris, I was visiting Carlee and saw your photograph for hot chocolate snowballs.... and I just had to visit you.
    I love chocolate... probably a little too much, so these lovely biscuits (cookies) will certainly be a hit with me.
    I was interested to see that cream cheese was added to the biscuit dough.... is there a hint of cheesecake flavour in these gorgeous biscuits?
    I look forward to trying your recipe as I know it the end result is going to be fabulous.
    Best Wishes to you.
    Daphne

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  13. Daphne, Thanks so much for stopping by!
    It's been to long since I have tasted these yummy Snowballs, but I do not recall the cream cheese giving them a cheesecake flavor. I remember the cream cheese giving them the most lovely texture :)
    Hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

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