Nut-Filled Chocolate Snowballs

Nut-Filled Chocolate Snowballs

1-1/4 cups butter
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 cups pecans, finely chopped
sifted confectioners' sugar

Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla. Sift together flour, salt and cocoa. Gradually beat dry ingredients into creamed mixture.

Blend in pecans, mixing well. Cover bowl and put in refrigerator for several hours, or until dough is firm. Form dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter, rolling between palms of hands.

Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 20 minutes. Cool cookies, then roll in sifted confectioners sugar.

Note: Recipe from Gordon, who adds: "Passed down from my grandmother to my mom,and I've continued the Christmas tradition for the last 33 years."

Servings: 72
Country of Origin: Germany

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