Italian Chocolate Chip Cookies

Italian Chocolate Chip Cookies


"This is sometimes known as meatball cookies. A must in our family at Christmas. Feel free to cut recipe in half. I usually bake about 150 dozen cookies at Xmas time to give away in cookie trays."


50 m servings 89 cals
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Original recipe yields 168 servings



  • Calories:
  • 89 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 37 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter and milk. Cook until melted, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Stir in the milk mixture by hand until the dough is firm and not tacky. Mix in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place onto the prepared cookie sheets. These cookies do not spread much, so you can place them fairly close together.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks. Glaze with a thin confectioners' icing when cool to preserve freshness.
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  1. 10 Ratings


These are missing something. If you like hard chocolate bread like cookies then give them a go.

My Nana from Calabria brought over a wonderful recipe for cookies that we made at Thanksgiving and stored in bins (looked like the large popcorn bins that are used today)over the holidays. We al...

just like grandma used to make! very good.

After reading the reviews, I decided to experiment with some variations(which will most likelly be sacrilege to Italians): 1/4 recipe = 1 cup butter 3 cups flour 1 cup chocolate milk 1 cup suga...

This recipe is out of this world! Be warned this takes a lot of mixing real estate but other than that it was great. Substituted Ground Cloves for Ground All Spice and was excellent. Perfect wit...

enjoyed! very different, appreciated that they are not overly sweet but tasty. mine were soft and I took them to a potluck where all raved and enjoyed. I did omit the choc chips and nuts as I am...

Not good cookies , not sweet and hard

These certainly are not the prettiest cookies I've ever made, nor are they my favorite. I halved it and it still was difficult for my KA to deal with this dough. I did add a couple of eggs and...

I've been looking for this recipe, my mom always made these for the holidays. I added 1/2 teaspoon of grated orange peel. Will make them again.