How to Make Snowy Dirt Cookies

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
December 16, 2015
1 Comment

#Cookies #Foodie #Recipe #HolidayFood #fbcookieswap

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, in which I both sent and received cookies! It was so much fun! I received some really yummy cookies and hope the bloggers enjoyed the cookies I sent to them as well!

I love chocolate and felt like I had to make a chocolate cookie recipe. In fact, this is one I’ve made for many years (but never posted on the blog – can you believe it)? They are called Snowy Dirt Cookies and are so easy to make and definitely more-ish (meaning you want more when you start eating them)! Most of all, I love that they don’t require butter in the recipe. This means that you don’t need a blender and just need time to let the dough chill in the refrigerator. Check out the recipe for Snowy Dirt Cookies.

#Cookies #Foodie #Recipe #HolidayFood #fbcookieswap

How to Make Snowy Dirt Cookies


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar for rolling


1. Combine granulated sugar and oil in large bowl; add cocoa, mixing until well blended. Mix eggs in a separate bowl and then add vanilla. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to cocoa mixture, beating well.

2. Cover and refrigerate until dough is firm enough to handle, at least 6 hours (I prefer overnight).

3.  Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in powdered sugar to coat. Place about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.

4. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched lightly and tops are crackled. Cool slightly. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 48 cookies.

If you’d like to join the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap next year, be able to check it out HERE! Happy cookie baking!!!

Have you ever tried Snowy Dirt Cookies?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

One Response to “How to Make Snowy Dirt Cookies”

  1. Shannon – I’m so happy I was one of the recipients of your amazing Snowy Dirt Cookies! They are so light and melt in your mouth! These will be added to my annual favorites! Thank you again!

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