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Cherry Snowballs



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

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



Cherry Snowballs

Cherry Snowballs
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Category: Dessert

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


  • 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



  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.



Recipe and Photo: Chrissy J

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