How to make chocolate snowballs

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Professional chef, baker and author, Cricket Azima demonstrates an easy chocolate cookie recipe that is fast and delicious! This sugar coated Chocolate Snowball recipe is sure to be kid-approved!

How to make chocolate snowballs Chocolate Snowballs

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

1 egg

1/4 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa

1/2 cup finely chopped almonds

1 teaspoon almond extract

60 Hershey's® Kisses® Brand milk chocolates, unwrapped

3/4 cup powdered sugar
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, egg, flour, cocoa, almonds and extract until soft dough forms.
  2. Shape dough into sixty 3/4-inch balls; wrap each around 1 milk chocolate candy. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
  4. Roll cookies in powered sugar. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Re-roll cookies in powdered sugar. Store tightly covered.
Makes About 5 dozen cookies
Transcript

We all know how much kids love cookies, especially chocolate ones. So I thought I'd show you an easy recipe that's delicious and fast, but it looks like you spent hours making it. Hi I'm Cricket Azima. We're going to make chocolate snowballs.

 

Start by using a sugar cookie mix. Add some butter or margarine, an egg, some all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa, and some finely chopped almonds and some almond extract. Stir all the ingredients together until a dough forms. And then you're going to roll the dough into balls.

 

Here's where the present comes in. Make a little well and then take one of the Hershey's Kisses chocolates and tuck it inside. Wrap the dough around so that the chocolate candy is completely tucked in and hidden. As you make the balls of dough, place them on your cookie sheet about two inches apart. Bake them in the oven for eight to ten minutes.

 

When they're out of the oven, you're going to let them cool for about five minutes so they're safe to handle, then roll them in some powdered sugar. You're going to let them cool completely before you roll in powdered sugar a second time. Now they're really going to start to look like snowballs.

 

I'm Cricket Azima, bringing you great ideas from Betty Crocker with Howdini. To see more videos of great cookie recipes, visit us at BettyCrocker.com/CookieFun.

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  • Cricket Azima

    Cricket Azima Chef and Author Cricket Azima is a professional chef, specializing in cooking for and with children. As the founder of The Creative Kitchen, she works with food companies offering a range of services including spokesperson, recipe development and testing, teaching, etc. more about this expert »

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