Dairy Free Cookie Recipe: Chocolate Snowballs

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The girls and I have a sweet tooth…or two, I can’t lie!  This last month we made these cookies a total of three times.  Each time they lasted a mere two days.  One occurrence was when my brother was in from New York, so he and Dad helped.  The other two times, the kids asked for cookies for breakfast!  Yep, they are that delicious.  Who says a dairy free cookie recipe can’t be delicious?

I have the fondest memories of making cookies with my mother as a child.  We would laugh, get sticky and eat our fair share of dough.  My mother loved cookie dough…eating it, that is.

My children love helping me in the kitchen just as much as I remember as a child.  These are such a fun cookie to make with kids.  Rolling them into balls sure makes for lots of stickiness and then bring on the powder sugar showers!  Once I stop worrying about the mess, I can’t help but laugh as the kids make a powder sugar cloud, gently (or sometimes not) blowing the powder sugar off their hands.  The giggles and smiles are worth the cleanup!

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Back to the cookies…these cookies are the perfect combination of what would be the result of a half cookie, half chewy brownie…complete perfection!  It is amazing how a few ingredients can create such utter deliciousness.


  • 1/2 cup of room temperature coconut oil
  • 1 cup sucanat, turbinado or light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup powder sugar


This dough, once prepared needs to be harden in the refrigerator for about an hour, so no need to start with preheating your oven just yet.

Begin by creaming together the coconut oil and sugar until it light and fluffy.  Next, mix in the eggs.

Add the remaining ingredients (except the powder sugar) and stir until just mixed.  a soft dough forms.

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Using a tablespoon, scoop a ball out and gently roll into a ball.  Place them on a flat dish and then into the refrigerator for an hour to harden.

Now is the fun part!  It is time to give them a coating in powder sugar.  Be sure they are completely coated.    This would be the perfect time to preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

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These cookies are meant to be soft and chewy.  Bake the cookies until they are just set and the tops cracked, about 10 minutes.  Allow the cookies to cool 3-4 minutes on the cookie sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

These can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days, if they last that long!

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