Chocolate Snowballs Recipe

Chocolate Snowballs – Sugar-covered chocolate chips and pecan cookies. Buttery, crunchy, sweet, the best cookies for the season.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Baking
Keyword Chocolate Snowballs
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 snowballs
Calories 89 kcal


  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Powdered sugar, for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips.
  2. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 15-20 minutes or until set and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on pans 2 minutes.
  3. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar. Cool completely on wire racks. If desired, reroll cookies in confectioners' sugar. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Snowballs Recipe
Amount Per Serving (24 snowballs)
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Potassium 17mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 2.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.