These are cookies that my mom taught us girls to make when we were young. We were only allowed to bake them at Christmas time, because they had such a rich selection of ingredients in them. Don’t be afraid of the list though – these cookies will melt in your mouth faster than a real snowball, so they’re completely worth it! Not to mention they’re super easy to make, so you may as well go ahead and double the recipe, these won’t last long! They’re perfect for a cookie exchange or freezing to sneak some after the Christmas holidays.
2 cups butter
1 cup icing sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup corn starch
6 squares bittersweet chocolate (you can also use dark chocolate, or chocolate chunks), coarsely chopped<
1 cup pecans, chopped (optional)
icing sugar (for dusting)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Stir in flour and cornstarch, then chocolate pieces and pecans.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 17-20 minutes, depending on your oven, or until just LIGHTLY browned. Watch them carefully, you do not want to over bake them! Dust with icing sugar while still warm.
This post is a part of the series A Cookie A Day Until Christmas.
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Lauren has been a wife for almost 9 years, and homeschooling mother of ALMOST four little ones. She seeks to spend her days teaching her children about their loving God and Saviour through his Word and her actions, that she may be a light to them and we may be the servant of all. Her favourite activities include spending quality time with her husband (date nights!), homeschooling, baking, sewing and crafting/playtime with the kids. She also loves to encourage others with what the Lord has been teaching her through personal experience as a mother, wife and daughter of the king. You can follow her on twitter @ServingFromHome and on Facebook. You can also find her blog at http://www.servingfromhome.com