Mmm, these chocolate-filled snowballs are a fun twist on our traditional walnut snowballs (also called Russian tea cakes or Mexican wedding cakes)!
The one thing I learned the hard way is that while we cook our snowballs at 300 degrees for 35 minutes, these need to be baked at a higher temperature so that they’ll cook more quickly; otherwise the chocolate ends up cooking too much, which does not taste good. But once we got that little issue ironed out, I knew these were cookies I wanted to share with you!
- 1 cup flour
- 1 1/2 cups walnuts, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- pinch of salt
- Hershey Kisses, unwrapped
- 1 cup powdered sugar, set aside
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine flour, walnuts, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Mix in vanilla extract. Cut butter in little pieces and mix together until you have a coarse dough.
Add 1 tablespoon dough to your hand and set a Kiss on top. Shape the dough around the chocolate to form a ball and place on a baking sheet about 1″ apart.
Bake for 11-13 minutes until lightly browned
Let cool slightly and then roll in powdered sugar. Move to a rack to cool completely.
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