Cookies make the holidays even more fun!
My two favorite cookie recipes are these Spiced Polar Bear Cookies and the classic snowball cookies!
Why Do I Love Snowball Cookies?
Because they’re classic little pieces of holiday history.
My grandmother-in-law would always slip people a small bag of snowball cookies.
When I’d go to a Christmas party, there would always be a platter of snowball cookies.
It just doesn’t seem like the holidays without these powdery, soft and sweet goodies!
But we wanted to add a dash of more fun to the classic version.
And my favorite way to jazz up desserts is to add chocolate.
Chocolate chips to be exact.
That one little addition takes these classic cookies up a few notches on the “must bake” Christmas cookie list.
Seriously…I don’t have time to make every single Christmas cookie.
But these always make the cut.
Every. Single Year.
We make them for neighbors, church members and friends.
And everyone loves them!
These dainty cookies are the perfect way to add an extra hug to someone’s day during the holidays.
And that’s exactly why I love the holidays.
People finally put away their phones and sit down and talk to each other.
They stop everything in their lives and get together with family and friends while they dig into holiday goodies.
Why can’t we do this all year long?
Well, I can’t solve all the world’s problems, so I’ll just try to do my part by delivering homemade cookies!
After 18 years of marriage, I can probably tell you every single person that ever brought me homemade goodies. < em>Really.
I don’t think I would forget one person that made an extra effort to bring something sweet that was made with their very own hands.
And just to make it easier for you to make a bunch of goodies for your family and friends, we’ve create a CRAZY EASY dessert book that will keep your friends and family super happy!
Because life needs dessert.
And dessert should be completely easy, non stressful, but incredibly yummy!
I could almost smell the love that was baked into each every treat!
And if someone brought me these gorgeous Christmas cookies, I think I’d have hard time not to grin from ear to ear.
Chocolate Chip Snowballs = Kitchen Fun!
And if you’re looking to add some fun to your kitchen, these chocolate chip snowballs do the trick!
Don’t believe me?
Mention snowballs to your kids and they are bound to crowd in the kitchen during baking time!
Your kids never knew that snowballs tasted soon good, did they?
My hubby is not much of a sweet-eater.
He’s more of a salty, snack guy.
But when these cookies are in the kitchen, he turns into a full-time, chocolate chip snowball cookie snitcher!
In fact, if you make these, make sure you watch your back — wink, wink!
And when you bake these incredibly soft cookies, make sure you don’t forget to hide all the yummy chocolate chips inside!
Go ahead and preheat your oven. You’ll be soon glad you made these melt-in-your-mouth cookies!
Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies
- 3/4 cup butter softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp maple flavoring
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup almonds, pecans or walnuts chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- additional powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degress Fahrenheit.
- Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
- When soft and creamy, add egg and maple extract.
- Combine flour and salt in a separate bowl and stir.
- Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture and mix for one minute.
- Fold in nuts and chocolate chips.
- Roll into small balls and place on un-greased or parchment-lined baking sheets.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Cool slightly and roll in additional confectioner's sugar twice.