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Chocolate Snowball Cookies

These homemade chocolate snowball cookies are a holiday classic recipe.

Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie (chocolatecoveredkatie.com)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 15 - 24 cookies


  • 3/4 cup white, spelt, or oat flour (a keto version is linked above)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans (for nut-free: Chocolate Brownie Cookies)
  • 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (a date-sweetened version is also linked above)
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips or finely chopped chocolate
  • optional additional powdered sugar for rolling


  • Start with softened but not melted butter or oil. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Beat the butter or oil with powdered sugar in a bowl or stand mixer, then stir in remaining ingredients to form a cookie dough. Roll dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes on the oven center rack. Let cool 10 minutes before handling, as they will firm up while they cool. Roll in powdered sugar if desired. (I haven't tried omitting the chocolate chips and am not sure they'd be sweet enough, but feel free to experiment.)
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The recipe was adapted from the original Snowball Cookies and these Lemon Meltaway Cookies.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 63kcal