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Chocolate Spice Balls, Delicious Chocolate cookies with a spiced Christmas flavor. Easy to make and very popular!

Chocolate Spice Balls are a family favourite at JoJo's house. Every time there's a wedding or a family gathering, then these tasty little treats get made! They're also great during the holiday season, given the wonderful spices that are added for that extra festive taste.
So let's see how JoJo makes these Chocolate Spice Balls.

Recipe by JoJo Lanthier

Prep Time: 20 minutes

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Cook Time: 10 - 12 Minutes

Yield: Approx 5 dozen.

Ingredients

8 cups flour (amount may vary) leave 2 cups out and add as needed
1 cup cocoa
2-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
5 tbsp baking powder
4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp all spice
2 cups crisco
4 eggs
2 cups milk
1 cup grape jelly
1 tsp vanilla
1 orange, squeeze juice
(optional: 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts)

Instructions

1. Mix and set dry ingredients aside. Cream crisco and sugar well, add eggs one at a time. Add jam, nuts, and juice, gradually add dry ingredients.

2. Roll into balls (about the size of a large gumball) and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Do not over bake. Cool and frost. as you like.

Notes: You can frost with a mixture of powdered sugar and water, thin enough to dip cookie in, and sprinkle if desired.
JoJo's Tip: If you add 1 Tablespoon of flour to the frosting mix it will make it shiny.

Chocolate Spice Balls
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Servings: 5 Dozen
Ingredients
  • 8 cups flour leave 2 cups out and add as needed amount may vary
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp baking powder
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 2 cups crisco
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup grape jelly
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 orange squeeze juice
Instructions
  1. Mix and set dry ingredients aside. Cream crisco and sugar well, add eggs one at a time. Add jam, nuts, and juice, gradually add dry ingredients.
  2. Roll into balls (about the size of a large gumball) and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Do not over bake. Cool and frost. as you like.
Chocolate Spice Balls, Delicious Chocolate cookies with a spiced Christmas flavor. Easy to make and very popular!

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  1. JoJo,,,this definitely is going on my “to try” list….They look awesome, and as you know I love Old…tried & true recipes….and ones that make a good amount…Thanks for sharing….Nanny Pat