Sugar Crusted Snowballs


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tbsp. brewed coffee
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • Additional coffee and granulated sugar for coating and dipping baked cookies


  1. Mix sugar, butter, coffee, vanilla and salt. Beat well.  Add flour and chocolate chips, and mix well.  Chill dough for at least 1 hour.  Shape dough into 1" balls.  Place on ungreased, non-stick cookie sheet, or parchment paper on a cookie sheet.  Bake in preheated oven at 325 for 15 - 20 minutes.  Cookies do not brown or change shape.  Remove cookies and let cool completely on wire rack.  Dip or brush cookies (quickly) in brewed coffee.  Immediately roll in granulated sugar.

Recipe Notes

if you put the sugar in a ziplock bag, you can shake them quickly.  Let dry on wire rack so cookies get a crusty shell.