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Chocolate Meatball Cookies

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Updated November 01, 2017
Chocolate Meatball Cookies
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8 Min

If you grew up in an Italian household or had friends who did, then you're probably familiar with "meatball cookies." For those of you who aren't, a meatball cookie is just an Italian cookie that's shaped like a meatball. Our Chocolate Meatball Cookies are a great addition to any holiday cookie platter and can spark up some fun conversation!

What You'll Need:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, the cinnamon, ground cloves, baking powder, and baking soda; mix well. In a large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, and vanilla until blended. Gradually add flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, beating until thoroughly combined. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on baking sheets.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Let cool 3 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk Icing ingredients until smooth. Dip cookies into icing and let set until icing hardens.

If you like our Chocolate Meatball Cookies, then you should check out our recipe for Italian Christmas Cookies!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 28

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 81
  • Calories from Fat 32
  • Total Fat 3.6g 6 %
  • Saturated Fat 2.2g 11 %
  • Trans Fat 0.1g 0 %
  • Protein 1.3g 3 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 9.1mg 3 %
  • Sodium 63mg 3 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 11g 4 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2 %
  • Sugars 3.9g 0 %

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Do you mean that if left out of the ref the frosting will get soft?

Good morning! Yes, if left out of the refrigerator the frosting will get a little soft. Have a wonderful day.

Do these cookies have to be refrigerated? They use milk in the icing.

Happy Friday! These do not have to be refrigerated, but you can do so to keep the icing set. :) Have a great weekend!


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