Our Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies Are Rich, Tender, Double Chocolate Cookies That Aren’t Too Sweet And Have A Luscious Thick Coating Of Powdered Sugar.

Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies cut in half

Looking for a delicious new Holiday cookie to try? Well, I’m super excited to share this new Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies with you! Rich, tender, double chocolate, cookies that aren’t too sweet and have a luscious thick coating of powdered sugar. Little bites of joy I tell you! These cookies are a rift on everyone’s favorite holiday cookie Snowballs, aka Russian Tea cookies, aka Mexican Wedding cookies.

They’re every bit as delicious and maybe just a little more addictive given their chocolate base. Well, their double chocolate base that is. These babies are loaded with a double whammy of chocolate with cocoa powder and then an entire bag of mini chocolate chips!

More chocolate flavor to love! Oh, and another great thing is that the nuts generally found in Snowball cookies are replaced with mini chocolate chips. These are the perfect little holiday treat for all the people on your list who aren’t especially fond of nuts.

Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies on a blue plate

Recipe Notes For Double Chocolate Snowballs:

This recipe is pretty straightforward and easy. Make the dough, chill it, roll the dough into balls, bake them and roll them into powdered sugar. Viola! Yummy double chocolate snowballs!!!

Chill Time: If you’re super pressed for time you can skip the chill time. Your cookies might come out a little flatter if you do so, but they’ll still be delish.

Powdered Sugar Roll: The cookies are especially delicate when they’re warm, so be very gentle when rolling them in the powdered sugar. I must admit I broke a few, which wasn’t necessarily a bad thing since I got to “taste test” the broken ones. Don’t skip the second roll in powdered sugar. It really gives the cookies a heavenly coating.

Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies on a blue plate, top shot

Double Chocolate Snowballs
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Double Chocolate Snowball

Our Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies Are Rich, Tender, Double Chocolate Cookies That Aren’t Too Sweet And Have A Luscious Thick Coating Of Powdered Sugar. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 Dozens
Calories 161 kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter At Room Temperature
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Rum Extract
  • 12 Ounces Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar


  1. Whisk together flour, salt and cocoa; set aside.

  2. Cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the vanilla and rum extract and mix. Gradually mix in flour mixture. Mix in mini chocolate chips until evenly incorporated. Cover and chill dough for at least 2 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place dough on a silicone baking mat  about 2 inches apart.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. When cookies are still very warm, but cool enough to handle, roll in powdered sugar. Cool cookies completely then roll cookies a second time in powdered sugar.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Snowball
Amount Per Serving (1 /36 of the recipe)
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5.5g 28%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Potassium 27.5mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 13g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 4%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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