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Cherry Snowball Cookies

"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
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy; gradually add flour and mix well.
  • Shape a tablespoonful of dough around each cherry, forming a ball. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 325° for 18-20 minutes or until the bottoms are browned. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar. Cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 99 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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