Hot Chocolate Snowballs – Meal Monday

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on December 7, 2009

It’s no secret, I love cookies. And that’s an understatement. If I could, I would run away with them, get married and have little cookie babies. That way I would never run out. Yeah, I know, that’s a little weird.

This is the perfect season for me (other than the unbearable cold and snow). It’s cookie season! So, I’m ditching Meal Monday’s for the rest of the month. Instead, I’m sharing my favorite cookies recipes. Today, it is Hot Chocolate Snowballs.

This is a new recipe for me, I found it in the Penzey’s Spice catalog that I receive (but never order from). They always have new recipes, and I usually find 2-4 that I save. This one I had to make right away. They sounded so good. And they taste even better. Hot chocolate, cream cheese and sugar. Sounds like heaven to me.


Hot Chocolate Snowballs

Hot Chocolate Snowballs


  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened (I used non-fat)
  • 2/3 cup hot chocolate mix
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup extra powdered sugar for rolling
  • Optional: cinnamon sugar mix for rolling


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, cream cheese, hot chocolate, powdered sugar and vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl sift together the flour and salt.
  3. Gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix until well blended.
  4. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  6. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  7. Back at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until firm.
  8. Let cool for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Roll warm cookies in the powdered sugar (or cinnamon sugar, or a combination of both).
  10. Place on wire rack to cool.



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1 amber December 7, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Oh. My. God. Those sound delicious. Beyond delicious. I am going to have to make those.

Thanks for the recipe!
.-= amber´s last blog ..Holiday Card Dilemma. =-.

2 Allison December 8, 2009 at 12:44 pm

@amber, Let me know how they go, if you make them. They are soooo good. Perfect for the holidays.

3 LifeAtTheCircus December 9, 2009 at 7:51 am

Oh my! These sound delightful! Thanks so much for sharing!!
.-= LifeAtTheCircus´s last blog ..Christmas Cookie Exchange: Saltine Brittle =-.

4 SnoWhite December 9, 2009 at 10:00 am

fun! i’ve never seen a recipe like this!

5 Allison December 9, 2009 at 10:39 am

@SnoWhite, They are worth a try, really easy too.

6 homegrownstrawberries December 9, 2009 at 2:52 pm

My friends mother used to make some thing like these they look great, I am so craving them now
.-= homegrownstrawberries´s last blog ..Let it Snow! =-.

7 Catherine @ Evolving Mommy December 10, 2009 at 9:30 am

Thanks for participating in Evolving Mommy’s Holiday Cookie Exchange. These sound yummy! I love that your can roll them in cinnamon sugar or powder sugar and have different looks.

8 Allison December 10, 2009 at 11:05 pm

@Catherine @ Evolving Mommy, I bet rolling them in cocoa powder and a little sugar would be yummy. Or crushed almonds. The possibilities are endless!

9 Elizabeth December 10, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Oh My Word. I am making those tomorrow. Yum.
.-= Elizabeth´s last blog ..Christmas Toffee =-.

10 Allison December 10, 2009 at 11:06 pm

@Elizabeth, Let me know how they turn out!

11 @Susieqtpies December 11, 2009 at 11:32 am

I Need to make these!!! I’m so glad I found your blog! I’m trying to get a few new recipes to add to my open house cookies next week!!! Thanks for sharing the idea! Can you come link up to my Holiday Recipe exchange?
Someone will win a cookbook! Thanks so much!
.-= @Susieqtpies´s last blog ..700 Recipes Giveaway =-.

12 Allison December 11, 2009 at 12:12 pm

@@Susieqtpies, I’m glad you like them. Let me know how the turn out!

13 Erin @ Making Memories December 22, 2011 at 11:11 am

These look absolutely amazing!!!

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