Snowball Surprise

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Lynn Socko

By
@lynnsocko

This is a classic cookie recipe found in most cookbooks, but with a little "Lynn" twist.

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At Christmastime when all the treats tend to be super sweet, it's nice to have a lightly sweet cookie. We love snowballs with their buttery shortbread, pecan flavor and a dusting of powdered sugar. Putting chocolate chunks in the center is a sweet surprise. We're pretty sure Santa (plus your family and friends) will love these. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
3 dozen
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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1 c
real butter unsalted; softened
1/2 c
powdered sugar; sifted
1 Tbsp
water
1 tsp
vanilla
2 c
all-purpose flour; sifted
1/2-1 c
pecans; finely chopped, opt
1 pkg
chocolate chunks
1 c
powdered sugar for coating

How to Make Snowball Surprise

Step-by-Step

  • 1Cream softened butter. Add 1/2 c powdered sugar. Beat until combined; scraping bowl.
  • 2Beat in water and vanilla.
  • 3Beat in as much flour as you can.
  • 4Then stir in any remaining flour, stir in pecans.
  • 5Shape dough into 1" balls (heaping teaspoonful).
  • 6Poke hole in the center with a fingertip.
  • 7Insert 2-3 chocolate chunks.
  • 8Push dough up and over chocolate. Roll ball in your hand to seal.
  • 9Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 10Bake 325 degree for 15 min or until bottoms are lightly browned.
  • 11Let cool.
  • 12Once cooled, gently shake cookies in Ziploc bag with 1 c powdered sugar.

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About Snowball Surprise

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Christmas Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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