Cherry Snowball Cookies Recipe -
Cherry Snowball Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Cherry Snowball Cookies

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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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Original recipe makes 18 cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  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.
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Aug 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.

Dec 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!


22 Ratings

Dec 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!

Mar 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.

Dec 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.

Dec 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!

Aug 23, 2014

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!!

Aug 06, 2014

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


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  • Calories
  • 131 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 40 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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