Cherry Snowballs

Cherry Snowballs

"A juicy maraschino cherry is the pleasant surprise tucked inside these unique cookies. My mother clipped this recipe out of the newspaper more than 30 years ago."
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40 m servings
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Original recipe yields 18 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, water and vanilla. Combine flour, oats and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Shape a tablespoonful of dough around each cherry, forming a ball. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until bottoms are browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Combine sugar and enough milk to achieve smooth dipping consistency. Dip cookies, then roll in coconut.

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don't be put off by the thought of all that rolling. This is a wonderful dough to work with that stays together and does not have to be refrigerated before making balls. The cookie itself is n...

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Decent, but not a wow cookie and not adding to my assortment next year. Also wrapped a hersehy kiss instead of cherry which was good.

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don't be put off by the thought of all that rolling. This is a wonderful dough to work with that stays together and does not have to be refrigerated before making balls. The cookie itself is n...

Intrigued by tunisianswife's review, I gave these a try, and what a great recipe--instructions were perfect, cooking time just right, and the dough was very easy to work with. I halved the recip...

Tips for these cookies that I found helpful: 1. SOFT BUTTER - if not your dough will spread. 2. DOUBLE THE POWDERED SUGAR in the dough - it will be just enough without going overboard. 3. DRY TH...

Fabulous--tastes almost like candy. My husband who doesn't like coconut loved these. A little messy to make--but well worth the trouble! I plan on making these again for Christmas. Thanks for...

Before making these I read some of the "most helpful" reviews. I always try to do that especially when I am doubling a recipe and making Christmas goodies to give out. Great idea to add flavor...

I also added an extra tsp of almond extract along with the vanilla; however, I still found them a tad bland. I think I will try Crispy cereal instead or along with oats next time. The cherry ju...

These make a great Christmas treat. They take only a few ingredients and are fairly easy to make -- the dough is moist enough to hold to the cherry and shape into balls. They get a little mess...

These were a perfect Christmas Cookie! I will definitely include this in my yearly cookie batches! I added Green Food Coloring to some and used green maraschino cherries to them. I also added...

loved this recipe. it is added to my christmas cookie list.WE used green cherries and then tried it with dates oh so yummy.Thanks for recipe

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