Chocolate Crunch Snowball Cookies

December 14, 2010

in American,Cookies,Recipes

Chocolate Crunch Snowball Cookies

Although I come from a humble family, my father a Cuban immigrant, and my mother a former nun who decided to leave her life behind in Mexico and start a fresh beginning here in the U.S. I don’t recall a time during my childhood where I experienced hunger, true hunger.

As you can imagine my parents were very frugal. Now that I think of it… I’m pretty sure my mom was the driving force behind all this frugality. For example although we had a car, and old Comet clunker we would hardly ever take it out because it was cheaper to ride the bus. Share our Holiday Table And, on the rare occasions when we did take it out for a spin, there was no turning on the radio because it would waste the car battery. I know… this sounds a bit extreme, but we’ll just give her the benefit of the doubt, and assume she didn’t know any better. :)

Now as frugal as my mother was, the one place where money was no object was the grocery store. This meant if we walked down the cookie aisle and I had a craving for a certain type of cookie, a package of them would surely make it’s way into our shopping cart. Or for example I can remember countless times a random candy bar was *magically* placed on the conveyor belt at the checkout stand and it would manage to make it all the way into our grocery bag without being put back on the shelf.

Chocolate Crunch Snowball Cookies

As a child and to this day, I’ve been fortunate and blessed to have a roof over my head and food on the table. Because of this I decided to give back and do my part by participating in the “Share our Strength Holiday Table” a virtual progressive party in which fellow bloggers myself included are helping raise awareness of childhood hunger in the U.S.

Click here to learn how you too can get involved to help end child hunger in the U.S. or click here to read about other ways you can help or to make a donation.

Did you know that just one dollar can connect a child to ten healthy meals?

Nestle's Crunch Bar

On a lighter note… if a few Crunch bars manage to *magically* make their way into your grocery bag the next time you visit the grocery store. Remove them promptly from said bag as soon as you get home and make some of these…

Chocolate Crunch Snowball Cookie Transformation...
Chocolate Crunch Snowball Cookies

Chocolate Crunch Snowball Cookies

adapted from Very Best Baking

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more for dusting
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon godiva chocolate liqueur
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
5 (1.55 oz. each) Nestle crunch candy bar, chopped
1/4 cup cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Add butter, confectioners’ sugar, and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer. Start mixing on low speed until confectioners’ sugar has been incorporated into butter, then increase speed and continue beating until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and gradually beat in flour on low to medium speed. Stir in chopped Crunch bars.

Using a 1 1/4 inch cookie scoop, scoop out dough, then roll into small balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake for about 12 minutes or until cookies are set and bottoms are lightly browned.

Sift confectioners’ sugar over cookies while they are still hot. Allow them to cool for 10 minutes. Carefully transfer cookies onto cooling racks to cool completely. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar if desired. Store in airtight containers.

Chocolate Crunch Snowball Cookies
Chocolate Crunch Snowball Cookies

Don’t forget to stop by and visit these fellow bloggers who also participated in the Share our Holiday Table dessert course.

Gourmet

Family Friendly

Vegetarian

Gluten Free

 

If you happened to miss any of the other courses leading up to dessert please stop by the Share our Holiday Table site for a complete list of recipes and bloggers who participated.

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