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Christmas Chocolate Balls Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Teresa Gioiello Scognamillo
Added: Monday, October 19, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 c. flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 c. plus 1 tbsp. shortening
1 c. cocoa
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. crushed pineapple (do not drain)
1 c. walnuts
1 c. chocolate chips
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 c. raisins
Glaze: 2 c. powdered sugar, 2 tbsp. cocoa, dash of vanilla, and milk to make a smooth glaze.

Directions:
Directions:
Mix flour, brown sugar, salt, and cocoa. Cut in shortening. Add pineapple, nuts, chocolate chips, and spices. Mix well and form into small balls. If dough is sticky, put a little oil on hands to keep moist. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake 7 minutes (longer if needed) in 375 oven.
**note: If dough seems too dry when mixing, add a little pinapple juice until you achieve the right consistency.

Cool cookies and glaze.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
lots!
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a recipe from the Sicilian side of my sister Anna Maria's family. One of Joe Scogs favorites.

 

 

 

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