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Cherry Snowball Cookies

Rated as 4.66 out of 5 Stars
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"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

40 m servings 131
Original recipe yields 18 servings (18 cookies)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 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.
  3. Mix cherries into the butter mixture, beating until dough comes together and turns light pink from cherries, about 25 seconds.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of the dough 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
  5. 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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 131 calories; 6.7 17.1 1.2 14 40 Full nutrition

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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. Mak...

Most helpful critical review

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.

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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. Mak...

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 gr...

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 scoo...

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.

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 b...

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 ...

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!

Blender Woman These cookies are soooooo Good!!! My family devoured them! Next time i make a double batch!My only change was left out the coconut and it was not missed lol Absolutely Delicious!!

Left out the oats & cherries. Upped the amount of coconut and walnuts, very good.