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Eggless Chocolate Snowballs

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Ingredients
  Butter 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), softened
  Granulated sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Unsweetened cocoa 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped unsalted peanuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 1 Tablespoon, sifted
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F before baking.

MAKING
2. In a large mixing bowl, place the butter and beat with an electric mixer until soft.
3. Gradually add sugar, beating until the mixture is light and creamy.
4. Blend in the vanilla.
5. Sift flour, cocoa and salt into a bowl then add to the creamed mixture in batches, beating at low speed to make dough.
6. Fold in the nuts
7. Cover dough with cling film and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes
8. Divide the dough into equal portions (2 tablespoons each) and roll into walnut size balls.
9. Arrange them on cookie sheets, 2 inch apart.
10. Bake cookies in a preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden.
11. Remove from oven and cool cookies slightly on baking sheets.
12. While warm, roll each cookie in powdered sugar and arrange on a wire rack to cool.

SERVING
13. These cookies simply melt in your mouth when served warm with tea or coffee.
14. They make wonderful treats at tea parties and kids parties or you can pack them in a box and include them in your Christmas hampers.

TIPS
Store baked cookies in a wax paper lined air tight container, in a cool dry place.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
24

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