Fact: this recipe is much more likely to fall under the category of “living to eat” than “eating to live”.
Fiction: healthy living blogs should not be able to occasionally feature recipes for food with little-to-no nutritional value.
Fact: ’tis the time of the year for treats and splurges (in moderation, of course).
Although I did tweak the original recipe a bit, I’m not going to attempt to pass off these sweet little bites as a healthy snack. These “snowballs” are a decadent dessert through and through, which I maintain has its place in any diet.
A rich white chocolate shell enrobes an egg-less chocolate chip cookie dough filling to create these scrumptious indulgences. What they lack in size, they make up for in rich flavor and pleasantly dense consistency. I made a batch to give out as holiday gifts, but don’t think I didn’t swipe a few to enjoy myself!
White Chocolate Cookie Dough Snowballs
|Name||White Chocolate Cookie Dough Snowballs|
|Prep Time||20 minutes|
|Cooking Time||No cooking required|
|Total Time||50 minutes (including freezing time)|
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 (14-ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
- 3/4 pound white chocolate, chopped
- Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter (or margarine) and brown sugar in a large bowl until creamy. Add vanilla. Gradually beat in flour and milk. Add chocolate chips and fold in with a rubber spatula.
- Using a mini ice cream scoop, spoon dough onto waxed paper-lined cookie sheets. Chill in the refrigerator for about 1 hour, then roll into balls using your hands. Chill the balls for at least 2 additional hours.
- Set a large glass bowl over a medium pot filled with 1-2 inches of boiling water. Add the white chocolate to the bowl, and stir until melted.
- Using two forks, dip each cookie dough ball into the melted chocolate and roll around until completely coated. Place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheets and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
Estimated Nutrition Per Serving
Please note that the nutrition values are approximate and can vary based on specific ingredients used.
- Calories: 150
- Total Fat: 8g
- Saturated Fat: 5g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 15mg
- Sodium: 30mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 18g
- Dietary Fiber: 0g
- Sugars: 14g
- Protein: 1g
Please keep in mind that these nutrition values are estimates and can vary depending on the exact ingredients and quantities used. It’s always a good idea to consult specific packaging or use a nutrition calculator for precise nutritional information based on your ingredients. Enjoy your White Chocolate Cookie Dough Snowballs!