These are cute little round cookies that are white on the outside and chocolate on the inside.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.

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  • Cream butter and sugar together until light. Beat in the vanilla. Mix in the flour, pecans and cocoa powder.

  • Form dough into 1 inch balls and place onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool, then roll each cookie in confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

142 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 11.7g 4% DV; fat 10.4g 16% DV; cholesterol 20.3mg 7% DV; sodium 54.9mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (30)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2007
This cookie has become a much anticipated addition to my Christmas cookie platter. I follow the recipe exactly but I make them bite size and just bake them for 15 minutes. Delicious~! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/11/2016
These were ok. I am a fan of these types of cookies and was very eager to make the chocolate version of a pecan balls butterball or the many names these delicious little cookies go by. I found these dry and by dry I mean choking dry. The flavor was not the chocolate I had expected. If I make them again I will read more reviews and do my own experimenting. Read More
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2007
This cookie has become a much anticipated addition to my Christmas cookie platter. I follow the recipe exactly but I make them bite size and just bake them for 15 minutes. Delicious~! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
These were pretty good. I was concerned with the little amount of sugar at first but when measuring I didn't completely level it so it added a little extra to my recipe. I thought they were going to be more like a chocolate pecan sandie cookie. But they tasted just like a "chocolate version of a snowball cookie." I used a 1 Tblsp. cookie scoop and put the cookies on parchment instead of a sprayed pan. I got 32 baked cookies from the recipe. When cool I did coat them with the powdered sugar but it took about twice as much as instructed. Thanks again MARBALET for another simple to follow and good recipe. As they remind me of snowballs I may make these as a Christmas cookie this year. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2010
I made these today and they turned out great! This is a keeper I followed the recipe as written. I thought the dough was a bit loose so I chilled for an hour before forming my balls. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2013
AMAZING!!!!! Just amazing! I love this stuff and will definently make it again! P.S.LET THEM COOL DOWN 100% THEN HAVE A DAMP CLOTH (SQUEEZE & DRAIN THE CLOTH AS MUCH AS YOU CAN) AND ROLL EACH SANDI ON IT THEN IN POWDERED SUGAR...IT PICKS UP MORE POWDERED SUGAR THAT WAY.. I will absolutley make these on every holiday!!!!!! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2010
I followed this recipe to the letter. These were good but almost too crumbly. They fall apart as soon as they're bitten but at least they taste good as they crumble. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2012
So I changed the recipe just a bit- I omitted pecans and substituted about a cup of mini chocolate chips. I also added a little more cocoa powder than called for; I like the rich flavor that cocoa powder offers. They baked for 25 minutes perfectly. I let them cool for 20-30 minutes before placing them in a gallon size Ziplock bag to coat them with powdered sugar. All in all a really nice Christmas cookie that I will make again:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2010
Excellent little cookie I love how the cocoa taste comes through! I added sliced almonds instead of pecans cause that's what I had on hand they came out very tasty! Also I have made these twice and did not bother with the powdered sugar they still were great tasting without being overly sweet! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2010
These were a nice change. This was one of 9 recipes that we baked this holiday. They held up well. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2013
I've made these a few times and love it! Very nutty and just enough chocolate goodness. Sandies are typically a drier cookie than most so if you are expecting a moist chewy cookie this recipe is not for you. I follow the ingredients exactly but make the portions smaller because they tend to crumble apart. I find that chilling the mixture for a few minutes and squeezing them tight when forming into balls prevents crumbling. Also I don't bother with the powdered sugar. It is good as is. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
07/11/2016
These were ok. I am a fan of these types of cookies and was very eager to make the chocolate version of a pecan balls butterball or the many names these delicious little cookies go by. I found these dry and by dry I mean choking dry. The flavor was not the chocolate I had expected. If I make them again I will read more reviews and do my own experimenting. Read More