Cherry Snowballs

Recipe for Cherry Snowballs - Not only do they look like the perfect little snowballs, but they taste amazing, too. I love the little cherry surprise waiting in the middle!

Recipe for Cherry Snowballs – Not only do they look like the perfect little snowballs, but they taste amazing, too. I love the little cherry surprise waiting in the middle!

Cherry Snowballs

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 36 maraschino cherries, well drained
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups flaked coconut, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, water and vanilla. Combine flour, oats and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  2. Shape a tablespoonful of dough around each cherry, forming a ball. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until bottoms are browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. Combine sugar and enough milk to achieve smooth dipping consistency. Dip cookies, then roll in coconut.
http://flavorite.net/2015/12/06/cherry-snowballs/

Recipe and Photo: Chrissy J

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