Chocolate Snowballs

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Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes plus cooling

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 36 servings


•3/4 cup butter, softened
•3/4 cup packed brown sugar
•1 egg
•1/4 cup milk
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•2 cups all-purpose flour
•1/2 cup baking cocoa
•1 teaspoon baking powder
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/4 teaspoon baking soda
•Confectioners' sugar


•In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, milk and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
• Shape into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 7-8 minutes or until tops are crackled. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Roll in confectioners' sugar. Yield: 6 dozen.


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