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Nut-Filled Chocolate Snowballs

Nut-Filled Chocolate Snowballs

Nut-Filled Chocolate Snowballs

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Nut-Filled Chocolate Snowballs
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Course: Hand-Shaped CookiesDifficulty: Easy



A chocolate version of the tender and buttery snowball (teacake) cookie.


  • 1-1/4 cups butter, at room temperature

  • 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 creamy. Add vanilla. Sift together flour, salt and cocoa. Gradually stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Blend in pecans. Blend well but do not over-mix. Cover bowl and put in refrigerator for several hours, or until dough is firm. Pre-heat oven to 350F. Form dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter, rolling between palms of hands. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Cool cookies, then roll in sifted confectioners sugar.


  • Also known as: Chocolate Russian Teacakes, Chocolate Snowball Cookies, Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies
  • 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.”


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I LOVE these cookies! They're fun to make, turned out perfectly, and are absolutely delicious. I improvised and made them 'adult' cookies by dipping them in either Grand Marnier or Light Rum after they were baked and cooled. Just a quick dip all around so the rum and GM could soak in just a tiny bit. I let them sit for just a few minutes until the alc. had soaked in and then sprinkled the sugar on top. OMG, YUM-BELIEVABLE! You could easily add other flavors to the dough. I was thinking maybe some mint essence, or orange, or even something like hazelnut. I think I'm going to make another batch before the week is out and experiment a little more. Have fun with these!
- Astrokmb  
Simply amazing. They were full of flavour and were really easy to make.
- A Baker
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