‘Gourmet Deli’ Chocolate Snowball Biscuits

    20 minutes

    Given wrapped as a small gift, people assume these delicious, chewy, chocolate biscuits have been bought from a gourmet deli or bakery. Wrong! They are a one bowl wonder that's so easy, even the teenagers can do them. [The secret is the icing sugar coating that 'splits' as the biscuits spread...]


    Victoria, Australia
    6 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 1 cup plain flour
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup cocoa
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 75g softened butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 cup [approx.] pure icing sugar for coating

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Blend everything - except the icing sugar - in a food processor until it clumps together.
    2. Chill mix for one hour, if time permits, to make rolling easier. Roll heaped teaspoonfuls into balls then roll heavily in icing sugar... that's HEAVILY until the layer is thick, white and loose! Do not flatten.
    3. Bake at 175oC for 10 minutes on greased trays.
    4. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before lifting.

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    Really easy and yummy  -  23 Oct 2010


    Fabulously easy to make, chuck it all in a bowl and mix, that's my kind of baking. A cakey type of biscuit but for something quick with little butter (we don't have much in the house atm) satisfying.  -  20 Nov 2012