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Strawberry chocolate chip snowball cookies in a blue bowl and split in half to show inside of cookie

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies

I turned my mom's favorite Russian Tea Cake Cookies into strawberry snowball cookies with chocolate chips! This is such an easy recipe and produces a delicate and delicious spring cookie.
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 dozen
Calories 75kcal
Author Dorothy Kern


  • 1 cup unsalted butter slightly softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar do NOT pack your powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour do NOT pack your flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5-10 drops red food coloring optional
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Additional powdered sugar for rolling


  • Preaheat oven to 350°. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and both extracts with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add flour, salt, and food coloring (if using) and mix until the dough comes together. **This will take a minute or two with a stand mixer. If you’re using a hand mixer it can take even longer. Get your hands in there if it’s not mixing up. Eventually it WILL come together like a cookie dough.** 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 8-10 minutes until bottoms are just slightly brown. Remove from oven and cool for just 5-10 minutes, until you can handle them. Fill a small bowl with powdered sugar and roll each cookie in the sugar until coated. Place on a rack to cool.  (Once cookies are cooled, you may want to re-roll them in more powdered sugar.)


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 414mg | Sugar: 5g