Chocolate Chip Christmas Balls

Chocolate Chip Christmas Balls

Serves 18
Meal type Dessert
Occasion Christmas

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/4 cup low fat cream cheese softened ((2 oz.))
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 - 12oz miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy milk

About This Recipe

A few less calories and a little more taste make these guys an instant favorite. As seen on The 700 Club.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 106 cals., 1 gm protein, 16 gm carbohydrates, 4.5 gm fat.
Serving size: 2 cookies.

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Step 2
In a medium bowl, beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. 
Step 3
Add sugar and salt. Mix until combined. 
Step 4
Beat in egg and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat in flours. Stir in chocolate chips. 
Step 5
Shape dough into 1½ inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Step 6
Bake for 15 minutes, until bottoms are golden. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
Step 7
Meanwhile, combine confectioners’ sugar and ½ teaspoon vanilla in a bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon of soymilk at a time until icing reaches desired consistency. 
Step 8
Dip each cookie into frosting presentation side head first into frosting. Lightly sprinkle with green and red sugar crystals for a more festive design (note: the frosting dries quickly).