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

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

  • All purpose flour (amount may vary) leave 2 cups out and add as needed
  • cocoa
  • sugar
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • cloves
  • all spice
  • crisco
  • eggs
  • milk
  • grape jelly
  • vanilla
  • orange, squeeze juice
  • (optional: finely chopped nuts)

See the recipe card below for quantities.

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.

Additional Options

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.

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other ingredients? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Recipe Card

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

Chocolate Spice Balls

Yield: 5 Dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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

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.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 60 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 154mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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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