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Cherry Snowball Cookies Recipe

Cherry Snowball Cookies Recipe

"These simple cookies have a delicate buttery flavor complemented by the cherry surprise in the center," notes Joy Schuster of Glentana, Montana. "They've become a holiday favorite for my family."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:30 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) maraschino cherries without stems, drained and halved
  • Additional confectioners' sugar


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy; gradually add flour and mix well.
  • 2. Shape a tablespoonful of dough around each cherry, forming a ball. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 3. Bake at 325° for 18-20 minutes or until the bottoms are browned. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 99 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 62 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Cherry Snowball Cookies

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"These were so great my family loves them in wants to know when I'm making the next batch!"

Reviewed Jul. 13, 2013

"These cookies are easy & taste wonderful. I do add a few drops of red food coloring to the dough to tint it pink."

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"Tastes almost exactly like a spritz cookie."

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"Really great shortbread based cookie! One of my faves at Christmas! Make sure to roll in extra powder sugar once they're cooled, otherwise they're really not sweet enough.

Every one loves the cherry surprise in the middle!"

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"these are great with a great surprised in the middle.. they were really easy to make.They look pretty too."

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"These cookies were very easy to make and tasted great. I am going to try the chocolate chip idea, that sounds yummy also.Thanks for all the great ideas."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"I've made this recipe for Christmas for years now and they always come out great and just melt in your mouth. My kids love to help with these cookies! The dough is super easy to work with and the cookies come out just as great without the cherry in the middle or with a chocolate chip instead."

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