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Cherry-Almond Balls Recipe
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Cherry-Almond Balls Recipe

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I have included this treat in my Christmas baking for years, much to the delight of my family. Instead of almonds, I'll sometimes use pecans, and they're equally loved. —Ada Rost, Hernando, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 30 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 60 red and/or green candied cherries
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds.
  2. Roll 1 teaspoon of dough around each cherry. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool slightly; roll in confectioners' sugar. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry-Almond Balls in Country Woman November/December 1995, p39

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Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

Can these be made ahead and frozen?

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

Delicious!!!!!

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

this recipe is nearly identical to my husbands favorite Christmas treat from my 1961 Betty Crocker cook book that was a wedding gift, recipe called Russian teacakes

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

I have made this for many years. It was one of my Mothers favorites. We call it Sugar Plum Surprizes.

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