Chippy Snowballs

My favorite cookie on the Christmas cookie tray has got to be the Mexican Wedding cookie. I love the sweet crunchy and powdery fluff so much that I always look for it first. This snowball is kinda like it but with the added rum, cinnamon, pecans and choc chips - it really does fancy it up. Loved this snowball version!
1 1/2 sticks (3/4c) unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp dark rum
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 c sugar
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
6 oz chopped semi-sweet chocolate
1 c chopped pecans
confectioners' sugar
Preheat oven to 350º Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Using mixer, combine butter, vanilla, rum, salt and sugar. Beat on medium speed until creamy and smooth - 3 to 5 minutes. Add flour and cinnamon and beat until completely mixed in. Now stir in choc chips and nuts with a big wooden spoon. You  want everything incorporated.
I used a small cookie scooper to make round balls, spaced about 1/2" apart, bake 18-20 minutes until edges begin to brown and tops are very dry to the touch. remove from oven and onto a cooking rack.
Before they cool completely, sift confectioners' sugar all over them.
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Erin said…
That's my absolute favorite cookie also. Love the additions! I can't wait to try them. Great, another cookie that I devour in about 2 days =o)