Chocolate Chip Russian Tea Cake Cookies

I will never say no to a good Russian tea cake cookie. You may call them snowballs, but I call them delicious. Have you seen our pistachio version of them linked HERE? So so good. I was of course very happy when I stumbled upon the idea to do a chocolate chip version of these classic wedding cookies. They are buttery and sweet, and such a fun miniature treat. These little cookies are just 1/2 a tablespoon in size! The perfect little pop of sweet in your mouth. 

1 cup butter, room temp
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp vanilla 
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips, chopped
additional 1/4 cup powdered sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 375. Mix together all of your ingredients until dough forms. Use your tablespoon measuring spoon and fill it 1/2 way full of dough and make 1/2 tablespoon dough balls. Bake for 7 minutes. After the cookies have cooled, but are still slightly warm, roll them in powdered sugar. 

These cookies are just the right amount of sweet, not only in how they look, but also in how they taste. You will love the non traditional take on these traditional tea cakes. Enjoy!