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Saturday, August 2, 2008

CHOCOLATE SNOWBALLS

INGREDIENTS
*1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
*1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
*1 egg
*1/4 cup all-purpose flour
*1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
*1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
*1 teaspoon almond extract
*60 Hershey®'s Kisses® milk chocolates, unwrapped
*3/4 cup powdered sugar

PREPARATION
1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, egg, flour, cocoa, almonds and extract until soft dough forms.

2. Shape dough into sixty 3/4-inch balls; wrap each around 1 milk chocolate candy. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

4. Roll cookies in powered sugar. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Re-roll cookies in powdered sugar. Store tightly covered.

Makes 5 dozen cookies.

Nutrition information per serving:
*Calories 90
*Total Fat 4.5g
*Saturated Fat 2g
*Cholesterol 10mg
*Sodium 35mg
*Total Carbohydrate 12g
*Protein 1g

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