Chocolate Snowballs

Chocolate Snowballs

1 1/4 cups butter
2/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups chopped pecans
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Stir in the vanilla. Sift together the flour, salt and cocoa, stir
into the creamed mixture. Then stir in the nuts until well blended.
Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
F (175 degrees C). Roll chilled dough into 1 inch balls. Place on
an unprepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 20
minutes in the preheated oven. Roll in confectioners’ sugar when
cooled.