Snowball Surprise Cookies
Prep time: 1 hour 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1⅛ cups all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Optional: 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Extra powdered sugar to roll cookies
  1. Cream together softened butter and powdered sugar in a standalone mixer.
  2. Add vanilla.
  3. Sift flour and salt, and add slowly to mixer.
  4. Once blended, add cream.
  5. Gather in a ball with hands and wrap in wax paper.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 400 ºF.
  8. Once chilled, use a knife to cut small pieces of dough off from the ball (about 1 inch).
  9. Massage with hands, switching from hand to hand and squeezing the dough.
  10. Roll into a ball with hands, and slice in half.
  11. Press 2-4 chocolate chips into each half, and press back together and roll into a ball again.
  12. Place on a cookie sheet.
  13. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 400 ºF.
  14. Remove from oven and immediately roll in a mound of powdered sugar on a plate, and place on another plate to cool for 30 minutes.
  15. Once cooled, roll a second time in powdered sugar.
Makes 12 cookies
Recipe by My San Francisco Kitchen at