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Chocolate Snowballs (P, TNT)
Source: Spice and Spirit (purple cover, p. 403)
Yield: 5 dozen

1/2 cup solid shortening
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
4 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted
Confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease cookie sheet.

In large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well.

Add baking powder, vanilla, and salt. Mix well. Beat in flour and chocolate. Cover and refrigerate dough for two hours.

Form balls (1 teaspoon dough for each). Roll in confectioners' sugar, coating well. Place on cookie sheet 3" apart.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to cool.

Posted by Miryam Bachrach

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A