Thursday, January 07, 2010
Baking: Hot Chocolate Snowballs
It is too cold to go outside today- and we have another snow day. These are great little cookies to have with a hot beverage. We are Enjoying these snowballs inside the warm house!
2/3 cups butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup Hot chocolate mix
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup extra powdered sugar for rolling
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, cream cheese, hot chocolate mix, powdered sugar, and vanilla. In a seperate bowl, sift together the flour and salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix until well blended. Stir in the pecans. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar and place on wire racks to cool. I rolled them one more time in the powdered sugar after they cooled.
This recipe comes from the Penzeys spices