For day 2 of our 12 Days of Sweets we were part of the Christmas Cookie Swap organized by Julie at White Lights on Wednesday! This time instead of shipping off our cookies we mailed our recipes to our matches to bake. I love this idea! It’s fun to bake cookies and find new recipes, right?! I was so lucky to be partnered up with Cristina from Just My Crazy Kitchen! She has a great blog. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out hop over and say hi. So, I received this recipe from Cristina for Chocolate Snowballs. They are a family favorite for her. Here’s what she says about this recipe:
Chocolate Snowballs! Don’t they just sound so festive? My aunt gave us this recipe. On Christmas Eve, we all get together and everyone brings their Christmas cookies. Then, we share everyone’s cookies. It’s like a really massive cookie swap. My mom is one of eight children, so if everyone brings cookies, we can have up to about 40 dozen cookies. These are one of my favorites. I don’t like nuts, so I usually add more chocolate. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
I love family Christmas traditions. That’s why I love Christmas so much. There are so many different family traditions happening and every year there is a new one born! These cookies are delicious and so easy to make. I thought I had let them cool enough before putting on the powdered sugar but I don’t think I did so you may want to have more patience than I do and let them cool all the way before you roll in the sugar or maybe just do two coats. I really recommend joining in the fun next year, you don’t even have to have a blog to get in on the fun. This year you can see some of the recipes that were shared below. Check them out!
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts, I use walnuts)
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Sift flour and salt.
- Blend butter, sugar, and vanilla.
- Beat eggs into creamed mixture.
- Blend dry ingredients, nuts and chocolate chips into mixture.
- Shape into 1 inch balls.
- Place on ungreased baking sheet
- Bake 15-20 minutes
- Cool and roll in powdered sugar