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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Chocolate Balls (Christmas Cookies)

We started making our Christmas cookies!  Here is a recipe that has been in my family for forever.  I have no clue what the source is or if there ever was a source.

2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
5 Cups flour
1 cup Coco
8 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup chopped nuts (we use walnuts)
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup crisco
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
5 eggs
1 package chocolate chips

Mix all the dry ingredients.  Melt margarine and crisco.  Cool off.  Mix together.  Add eggs, milk, orange juice, and vanilla.  Mix.  Add nuts and chocolate chips.  Spoon off onto greased cookie sheet (not too big).

Bake at 325 Degrees for 12-15 minutes

Do not overcook, or they will get dry.  May feel soft when you take them out.

Top off with some drizzled icing (We used confectioners sugar, warm milk, and vanilla to make the icing).



  1. These sounded so good and different I had to try them today. Love them! I especially love the depth of flavor that comes from the spices - it's a nice surprise.

  2. These sound lovely! How long do they keep for afterwards? Do you have to eat straight away or could you use them for christmas presents?

  3. @Nancy... We always just freeze them until we are done baking all our cookies and ready for gifting.

  4. Mmmm... great! Now, i know what i'll do with my kids tomorrow. for those intersted i have nice ideas for Christmas cookies.

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