Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies {Secret Recipe Club}

The Secret Recipe Club: A “Cooking Club” where participants are assigned a blog each month where they pick a recipe, bake/cook it and blog about it.

Owner: April from Angel’s Homestead.
Founder: Amanda from Amanda’s Cookin’
My blog assignment this month: Mindy’s blog, The World In My Kitchen
Mindy has a wonderful blog where she cooks up amazing International (and US) dishes.  Her blog is her journey.  And what a journey it is!  I fell in love with her blog immediately.  There were so many recipes I wanted to try:
But what did I pick?  A dessert, of course =o)
Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies
* 1 cup butter, softened
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 1/2 cup cocoa powder
* 1 3/4 cup flour
* 1 cup nuts (chopped) – optional
* Chocolate chips
* powdered sugar
Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla.  Beat in flour and cocoa powder and mix well.  Add nuts.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Scoop into 1 inch balls.  Add 3 chocolate chips into the center of the ball and form back into a ball.  Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 12 minutes.
Cool for only a couple of minutes on the pan and then roll in powdered sugar.  Place on a cooling rack to finish cooling.
You can roll these cookies twice in powdered sugar.  It helps keep the coating on the cookies.
The cookies were delicious.  They were really chocolatey but not very sweet so I liked the powdered sugar coating.

I’ve had so much fun being a part of this amazing club!  If you missed previous months posts, here they are:

Ummm… apparently I like desserts!  Ha!  I’m pathetic!
Let’s see what everyone else cooked up for today.
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  1. Chocolate snowball cookies….what could be better. Yum. Great SRC selection.

  2. Wowers, looking through your past Secret Recipe Club Posts, you sure do like to pick desserts, who wouldn’t? These cookies look fabulous.

  3. These look divine! Can’t wait to try! Definitely a good recipe for the holidays!

  4. Yum! Great pick. Who can resist double chocolate?

  5. Delicious! I love snowball cookies and the addition of chocolate puts these over the top for me 🙂

  6. I have never made snowball cookies (I know I know – bad Aly bad), but I think, after reading this recipe, I know what I’ll be baking this fall & winter 🙂

  7. What fun cookies! My kids always love rolling things in powdered sugar!

  8. These cookies remind me of Christmas. I cant wait to try your chocolate version of these sweet treats.

  9. I’ve had Mind’s blog, she has some great food for sure! I miss the SRC I forgot to sign up one month(my baby got married) and I’m having a hard time getting back in. Maybe next month!
    You cookies look delish.
    p.s. I still want to make the hot dog cookies on your header. I smile every time I see them!

  10. Can’t wait for Christmas. These would be perfect for the cookie swap. These look so delicious.

  11. A perfect holiday cookie. I am definitely saving this!

  12. Oh, gosh, I would have picked those, too!!! I’ve never made a chocolate version of this cookie…drooling over them now, though 🙂

  13. I want some of your cookies…they sound and look divine.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my group “A” SRC entry: Chicken Satay Noodle Salad.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  14. I almost always go sweet for SRC. It must be done! Your chocolate snowballs sound heavenly.

  15. You had me at chocolate! These look wonderful. Great choice!

  16. mmmmm….cookies! Totally gonna have to give these a try 🙂 Great SRC pick

  17. Oh my goodness! I’ve been meaning to make snowball cookies for so long, these look divine!

  18. Love these cookies!! I make something similar around Christmas each year and they are always such a hit. Great choice for SRC! 🙂

  19. I just love The Secret Recipe Club! As always you have choosen a WONDERFUL recipe for this month’s pick 🙂

  20. These look really yummy. And easy. Thanks for sharing. Love from Whimsically Homemade!