I've tried many snowball cookie recipes, and this is by far my favorite.
½ cup shortening or margarine
2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp salt
4 cup flour
6 oz chocolate, melted
1 cup powdered sugar (not sure about exact measurements)
In large mixer bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well. Add baking powder, vanilla and salt. Mix well. Beat in flour and chocolate. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 375F and grease cookie sheet
Form dough into balls (about 1"). Pour powdered sugar into bowl and roll balls in sugar, coating well. Place on cookie sheet 3" apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to cool.