Snowball Cookies

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Now onto the important stuff. More Christmas cookies! This was the other creation that came from Alyssa's and my afternoon of baking last Sunday. Like the other recipe we made that day, this one requires only a few ingredients and is super easy to make. The sugary deliciousness was off the charts! By the way, I'd love to give a calendar away to one of you as a thank you for reading. Leave a comment on this post about anything Christmas-related. Tell me about a holiday tradition or what you are doing to celebrate this year or your favorite cookie to bake or dish to make. My favorite comment will receive a 2015 Foodie Wall Calendar! Please leave an email address to be consdered!

In a large bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter and almond extract. Mix on medium speed until creamy.

Gradually add 2 1/2 cups of flour until combined.

Add 1 cup of chocolate chips.

Fold in the chocolate chips. Using your hands, roll the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in powdered sugar until coated (as displayed by the beautiful hand model below).

Place the balls onto parchment-lined baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Roll again in powdered sugar (twice, if you're sugar fiends like us) and consume! YUM!

I may be back on before Christmas, but if not...MERRY CHRISTMAS! Wishing many blessings for all of you! Thank you for reading!

Snowball Cookies

These cookies scream Christmas! Only five ingredients and so sugary and yummy!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Dec 20, 2014

Serves: 36

Total time: 25 min

Snowball

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Extra powdered sugar for rolling
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the butter, powdered sugar and almond extract. Mix on medium speed until creamy. Gradually add the flour until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Using the palms of your hands, roll the dough into 1-inch balls and roll the balls in a small bowl of powdered sugar until coated. Place on prepared baking sheets and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  4. Let cool and roll in the powdered sugar again until coated. Serve!