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Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies are the BEST Christmas Cookie! I made these snowball cookies with chocolate chips and no nuts! They're an easy cookie recipe everyone can enjoy.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 79kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $5


  • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup (57g) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ¼ cups (279g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (170g) mini chocolate chips
  • Additional powdered sugar for rolling


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Mix butter, ½ cup powdered sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add flour and salt and mix until the dough comes together. Stir in the chocolate chips. If dough is too soft, chill it until you can work it easily with your hands.
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon balls of dough and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies for 7-10 minutes until bottoms are just slightly brown. Remove from oven and cool. Fill a small bowl with powdered sugar (about 1 cup) and roll each cookie in the sugar until coated.



  • Add flavoring if you want - replace the vanilla extract with any other extract!
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months.
  • The mixture takes a long time to mix together. Use a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment if you have one. A hand mixer works but it will take a long time to come together - you'll think the dough isn't going to mix but up the speed on the mixer and it will after a few minutes.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 127IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg