Is bigger better? (With cookies, you probably know my husband’s answer to that.)
Cell phone companies think bigger is better. Do you remember when our flip phones kept shrinking in size with every passing year? The smaller the better. Now the newest cell phone model is bigger than the year before. My husband and I recently got new cell phones. We each got different models, but both are bigger than the ones we replaced. In reality my new cell phone is only a few extra milometers but it felt like a huge change. I almost felt like my 3 year niece talking on my sister’s cell. Picture small kid hands trying to wrap around an adult size phone.
What’s with the “bigger cell phone” movement? The better to see myself in for selfies? Will my next cell phone be the size of a tablet? Even the fellows from Zoolander are jumping on the bandwagon for bigger is better (which my husband totally called like six months ago).
Are bigger cookies better? My husband would say yes, always yes. I do like the idea of saying that I only had 1 cookie instead of 4, 5, or 6 cookies (even if they are the same amount of cookie), but that’s just me. Sometimes small, dainty ones are just too fun to pass up though, like these snowballs. I like that these are bite sized because they’ll be easy to package up and give away during the holidays. I’ll just have to be okay with eating a bunch of them in one sitting. 😉
These cookies could not be more perfect. I love chocolate and I love powdered sugar. Check and check. I’m sure that others share the same love so I instantly thought that these would be a winner for holiday gift giving. Although I’m not sure if others have exactly the same obsession that I have with powdered sugar. (My husband doubts it.)
Be careful and try not to choke on all that powdered sugar. My husband and I have both accidentaly inhaled the stuff while munching on a cookie. I’ll take my chances with these beauts, but still… I’ve informed you thusly.
Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies Recipe
(Makes about 3 dozen cookies)
- 1 cup butter, softened (equivalent to 2 sticks)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar (equivalent to 2.5 ounces)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (equivalent to 9.5 ounces)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips
- 1 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar, for rolling after the cookies have been baked
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat and set it aside.
- In a large bowl, beat together the butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla extract.
- Mix in the salt and gradually mix in the flour until the cookie dough comes together.
- Roll about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheet. I used the OXO good grips small cookie scoop.
- Bake the cookies for 7 to 10 minutes or until the tops are no longer glossy looking.
- Allow the cookies to cool for at least 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack and let them cool completely. (Don’t try to cover them in powdered sugar while they are still warm.)
- Fill a small bowl with the remaining powdered sugar and roll each cookie into the powdered sugar until it’s well coated. Note, if you’re going to freeze the cookies, do this step when you remove them from the freezer and are ready to serve.
Source: Crazy for Crust
Here are some other cool cookie recipes.