Poinsettia Balls

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"Cut cherries in the shape of poinsettias make these cookies holiday favorites."
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3 h 40 m servings 161 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 161 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.1g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 93 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until softened. Beat in honey. Add egg yolk, orange peel and orange juice and mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until well mixed. Cover and chill at least 3 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degree F.
  4. Separate egg and slightly beat egg white. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in egg white and then in the nuts. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Cut each cherry into 6-8 wedges. Place 4 or 5 wedges atop each ball so that it looks like a flower; press lightly. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Remove and cool on rack.



This recipe tastes good, and is very decorative. The one down fall is that it does take a little time and the cherries have to be placed just right to get the full effect. But they look very lov...

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