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Cherry Snowballs

 Cherry Snowballs
A juicy maraschino cherry is the pleasant surprise tucked inside these unique cookies. My mother clipped this recipe out of the newspaper more than 30 years ago.
18 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 36 maraschino cherries, well drained
  • COATING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups flaked coconut, finely chopped

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in water and vanilla. Combine flour, oats and salt; gradually add to
  • the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Shape a tablespoonful of dough around each cherry, forming a ball.
  • Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for
  • 18-20 minutes or until bottoms are browned. Remove to wire racks to
  • cool.
  • In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar and enough milk to
  • achieve smooth dipping consistency. Dip cookies, then roll in
  • coconut. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: 3 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 2 cookies equals 296 calories, 14 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 198 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.