This is a version of the popular snowball cookies. Cherries, coconut, and walnuts have been added. They are easy to make, not overly sweet, and make a pretty festive pink color inside from the addition of the chopped maraschino cherries.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Beat 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar and butter with an electric mixer until smooth. Add flour; beat for 5 seconds. Add oats; beat for 5 seconds. Add coconut; beat for 5 seconds. Add walnuts; beat for 5 seconds. Add salt; beat for 5 seconds.

  • Mix cherries into the butter mixture, beating until dough comes together and turns light pink from cherries, about 25 seconds.

  • Drop spoonfuls of the dough 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.

  • Bake in preheated oven until slightly golden, 18 minutes. Remove from oven. Pour remaining 1 cup confectioners' sugar into a shallow dish; roll warm cookies in sugar to coat. After rolling all of the cookies once, roll again in confectioners' sugar to coat.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

130.7 calories; 1.2 g protein; 17.1 g carbohydrates; 13.6 mg cholesterol; 39.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2013
Hello, I am the submitter of this recipe. I hope you enjoy these cookies! They are great for a Christmas or a holiday tray, a pot-luck, or just a nice treat with coffee any time of the year. Make sure to very finely chop the sweetened coconut, it only comes shredded. All of the ingredients are neccessary to hold the cookie together very well. I use parchment paper to avoid sticking and ease with clean-up. A cookie scoop, will also be neccessary to create the even mound shape and uniform baking. Feel free to double the recipe if neccessary, to get 3 dozen cookies. Thank you, for trying my cookie recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2017
I hate to lower the rating on this recipe but I hated the texture of the oatmeal in the cookies. otherwise decent. I doubt I will make this again. Read More
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2013
Hello, I am the submitter of this recipe. I hope you enjoy these cookies! They are great for a Christmas or a holiday tray, a pot-luck, or just a nice treat with coffee any time of the year. Make sure to very finely chop the sweetened coconut, it only comes shredded. All of the ingredients are neccessary to hold the cookie together very well. I use parchment paper to avoid sticking and ease with clean-up. A cookie scoop, will also be neccessary to create the even mound shape and uniform baking. Feel free to double the recipe if neccessary, to get 3 dozen cookies. Thank you, for trying my cookie recipe. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2013
Hello, I am the submitter of this recipe. I hope you enjoy these cookies! They are great for a Christmas or a holiday tray, a pot-luck, or just a nice treat with coffee any time of the year. Make sure to very finely chop the sweetened coconut, it only comes shredded. All of the ingredients are neccessary to hold the cookie together very well. I use parchment paper to avoid sticking and ease with clean-up. A cookie scoop, will also be neccessary to create the even mound shape and uniform baking. Feel free to double the recipe if neccessary, to get 3 dozen cookies. Thank you, for trying my cookie recipe. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2013
Made for Recipe Group. Simply delightful! Even though there is no almond flavoring you get a hint of that from the cherries I think. I used crunched Frosted Flakes instead of coconut worked great. Wonderful flavor and texture and easy to make. I didn't use a mixer just mixed them up by hand and cookie scooped them onto parchment. I think next time I will let them cool before rolling in sugar though. Thanks BW! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2013
YUM! Super delicious cookies! I have made this several times now and I think it's become a favorite with me and my son. This recipe makes exactly 18 cookies with my small 1 1/2 inch cookie scoop and only took 15 minutes in my oven. I have made them with walnuts pecans and almonds and they all taste great! I brought them to a neighborhood party and everyone raved about them. This is definitely going into my Christmas cookie exchange this year thanks for the wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2013
Great little 5 star cookie - followed ingredients list exactly. I used my Silpat baking mat versus parchment paper. I almost added some almond flavoring but glad now that I did not because I believe that would have hidden the cherry taste. Thanks for sharing your recipe Blender Woman! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2013
Very tasty cookie wish I had made a double batch. Next time I make them I think I will add a couple more cherries. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2013
I made these for Recipe Group. Using my small cookie scoop I got 20 cookies. I like small recipes and this one is both good and unique. I still needed to roll the balls as just dropping them would not have produced a round ball to roll in the powdered sugar. My teens said they are okay. Tomorrow I will share these with some friends. I will likely make these again sometime. Thank you for sharing Blender Woman. Add: My grownup friends liked these a lot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2014
My son and his girlfriend loved them. I thought they were just OK. The texture of the coconut was weird for me and the taste of the cherries was too much. Two against one so 5 stars it is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2014
Just made these. Had a jar of maraschino cherries that I bought to make a Shirley Temples when she passed away. Figured I'd make a powder sugar cookie and use them up with that. These are very good and quick to make. I made small bite size cookies so got 24. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2013
This is such an easy recipe. For me it made a lot of cookies. I followed the reicpe exactly except I used pecans. Only problem is they didn't last. I sent them to a friend's workplace in a carton as I doubled the recipe and they were eaten before the end of coffee break with requests for more. Next time I will try the walnuts. Thank you Sarah Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2017
I hate to lower the rating on this recipe but I hated the texture of the oatmeal in the cookies. otherwise decent. I doubt I will make this again. Read More