Mini Chip Snowball Cookies

No cookie swap is complete without a cloud of powdered sugar, and these cookies fit the bill. They were like perfect chocolate chip studded snowballs! The recipe is similar to Russian Tea Cookies (another Christmas favorite!) with the important addition of chocolate.

1 1/2 c. butter, softened (3 sticks)
3/4 c. powdered sugar
1 T vanilla extract
1/2 t salt
3 c. flour
1 (12 oz.) package semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
1/2 c. finely chopped nuts
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375F. Beat butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour; stir in morsels and nuts. Shape level teaspoons of dough into 1 1/4″ balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet.

Bake 10-12 minutes. Sift powdered sugar over hot cookies on baking sheets. Cool completely.

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