Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies

Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies

It’s beginning to look A LOT like Christmas! Are you singing along with me? This is truly one of my favorite times of the year and I’ve been baking and decorating nonstop for the past couple weeks. I have to spread it out a bit so I don’t get my “tinsel in a tangle.” I hope you’ve been blaring the Christmas music and getting ready for this special time as well!

Today I’m sharing some yummy Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies. They’re filled with little bursts of chocolate, dusted with powdered sugar and they literally melt in your mouth! They’re so simple and come together in no time at all. Absolutely delicious and so festive for this time of year!

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I was so excited to participate in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap this year and made them for this special occasion. Take a minute to check out what the Cookie Swap is all about and read about the great cause we’re all supporting by participating in this wonderful event. Baking to help make a difference? Yep, I’m in!


If you haven’t already done all of your holiday baking, you’ll need to check out the big round-up posts of all of the bloggers’ cookie recipes from the event. We had so many bloggers participate that they had to split it into two posts! Here’s the 1st one – and here’s the second!  Happy Holidays everyone!

Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies

Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies
Serves: 36
Melt-in-your-mouth cookies dusted with powdered sugar and filled with little bursts of chocolate!
  • 3 sticks butter, softened
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Powdered sugar, for sifting onto cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Beat butter, sugar, vanilla and salt in mixing bowl until combined and creamy.
  3. Gradually add in the flour and the chocolate chips.
  4. Use a tablespoon to scoop out the dough and roll into 1 inch balls; place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
  6. Remove from oven and sift powdered sugar over hot cookies on baking sheets.
  7. Cool on baking sheets for about 8-10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely
  8. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar.
  9. Store in airtight containers.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 5913 Fat: 379g Saturated fat: 234g Unsaturated fat: 120g Trans fat: 11g Carbohydrates: 622g Sugar: 303g Sodium: 1264mg Fiber: 30g Protein: 56g Cholesterol: 729mg


  1. These are my favorite kind of cookie! Love your photos, so pretty!

  2. Yum! I am going to have to try these for my family this year.

  3. How fun! These are perfect for the holidays!

  4. I’m new to this whole snowball cookie thing.. I don’t think we ate them growing up.. or if we did, we called them something else! But they look delicious!!

  5. Oh I sure am singing along with you. I love that song! And I love these cookies – so festive and so tasty!

    • We have a radio station here in the area that plays Christmas music all day – every day up until Christmas. Have it tuned in each and every day!

  6. I was the lucky recipient of these amazing cookies! Sara they were awesome. I’ve been waiting for today to finally get the recipe! I will be making these for sure! Thank you again. I will be adding your link to my site soon.

    • Lisa, you are so sweet. I’m so glad you enjoyed them. I prayed that they would make the trip. Thanks so very much for stopping by and saying hello! You made my evening!

  7. Simple and beautiful! I love easy Christmas baked goods 🙂

  8. When a recipe starts with three sticks of butter, you know it’s going to be good! I love the way you cook, Sara. These cookies look delicious!

  9. Those look so darn good, wish I was a decent baker…sighs. I will have to try these somehow. Thanks for sharing and stopping by from Tickle my Tasebuds Tuesday

  10. Ginny McMeans says:

    I love these cookies and the fact that you added chocolate chips!

  11. My son would love these! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

  12. These look so good!!! I’m definitely going to try these!

  13. Hi Sara,
    Great looking recipie, could you tell me how much 3 sticks of butter is in a weight as I’m english and not sure how much i need to make these.
    Many thanks

  14. Holly virden says:

    Help! I want to make these before my company gets to town. Am I able to freeze these? And if yes, at what stag should they be frozen, before I cook them or after?

    • Hi Holly! Yes, you can freeze these cookies! Freeze them baked, after you roll them in the confectioner’s sugar. They can be kept frozen for up to two months. When you’re ready to eat them, take them out to thaw, roll them once more in confectioner’s sugar and then serve!

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