These Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies are a fun twist on the classic snowball cookies!
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Every Christmas since I can remember there were always snowball cookies on the cookie tray. Now depending on where or who you are, you might call these classic cookies- Russian Tea Cakes (which is what I grew up calling them) or Mexican Wedding Cookies, or Snowball cookies. These cookies are like a buttery shortbread cookie usually made with either walnuts or pecans then rolled in powdered sugar once they are baked. This time, I took the classic cookie and put a fun twist on them by adding in some chocolate chips to these snowballs. But why stop there?
I decided to make them a red velvet snowball cookie by adding a little bit of cocoa powder and red velvet. And then thought they needed a little something extra. Instead of pecans or walnuts, I added in miniature chocolate chips!
These chocolate chip snowball cookies also couldn’t be simpler! They can be made in ONE bowl. Yup, one bowl. To your mixing bowl, add in the flour, sugar, softened butter, cocoa powder, vanilla and red food coloring and mix. I like to add in the mini chocolate chip with a spatula once all the other ingredients have been incorporated.
Then simply scoop these cookies using a 1-inch cookie scoop and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
These are my favorite cookie sheets to use.
What’s great about these is no chilling required like some cookies require. And then just bake them! Since there is no baking powder or baking soda added they still pretty much the same shape- perfect little round yummy bundles of goodness.
Now of course they wouldn’t be snowball cookies unless they get dunked in powdered sugar. The key to snowball cookies is to roll them in powdered sugar twice. Once, when they first come out of the oven while they are still warm. And a second time when they are cooled.
If you are trying to get ahead of your cookie baking this Christmas, then freeze them after you scoop them. You can also freeze them after they are baked as well. Go ahead and freeze these after you have rolled them in powdered sugar! They freeze extremely well.
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Until next time, happy baking everyone!
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To Makes These Cookies You Will Need:
- Durable heavy duty aluminum cookie sheets (these Chicago Metallic ones are my fav)
- Cooling Racks
- Mixing bowls (these Pyrex bowls are my go to)
- Liquid Measuring Cup
- Dry Measuring Cups and measuring spoons
- 1-inch cookie scoop
Red Velvet Mini Chip Snowball Cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup butter softened
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ounce red food coloring more if you want a deeper red color
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- powdered sugar
- 1. Heat oven to 325°F.
- 2. Combine all ingredients except mini chocolate chips and powdered sugar in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed. With a spatula by hand, stir in the chocolate chips.
- 3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 18-25 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes; roll in powdered sugar while still warm and again when cool.
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