5 from 2 votes
Coconut Cherry Balls
Work Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Snowball cookies are laced with delicious candied cherries.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coconut cherry balls
Yield: 50 cookies
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup lightly toasted blanched almonds finely ground
Instructions
  1. Drain cherries on a paper towel.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat butter, confectioners' sugar and extracts until smooth. Mix in flour, coconut and almonds, then stir in cherries. Wrap and chill dough for 30 min.
  3. Heat oven to 325°F. Roll dough into 1-inch balls; place on baking sheets. Bake until bottoms are just golden, about 15 min. Cool on pans for 2 min. Transfer to wire racks and cool completely. To serve, roll cookies in extra confectioners' sugar. Unsugared cookies can be stored, airtight, for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

Unsugared cookies can be stored, airtight, for up to 5 days.