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Cherry Snowball Cookies

Cherry Snowball Cookies

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars
Recipe By:Holiday Baker
"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."

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 15 maraschino cherries, finely chopped

Directions

  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.