This post is part of a recipe exchange collaboration with some of my blogger friends. More holiday recipes galore at the end of this post!
Every year I prepare the simplest of sweets for the holidays. Most are no bake or with very few ingredients. I’m not a baker but I do like to have a few homemade treats in the freezer for when guests come over. This year I pulled out a family recipe book I have that my Aunt made for the family many many years ago. It must have been so much work for her to put together and now that she is no longer with us I appreciate it more than ever.
This easy holiday recipe for Cherry Snowball Christmas Cookies is from that family cookbook and was submitted by another one of my Aunties. I’m not sure why I’ve never made them before but decided this would be the year. Aren’t they just the cutest things and believe me when I say they were so easy to make. No cookie cutters involved or waiting for dough to chill, whoot!
- 1 cup butter
- ½ cup icing sugar (confectioner's sugar)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 to 3 dozen maraschino cherries (drained and dried)
- fine granulated sugar
- Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.
- Add the flour, salt and vanilla and mix well.
- Take a small amount of dough (about 1½ tsp. for each cookie) and flatten in the palm of your hand.
- Place a whole drained and dried cherry on the circle of dough.
- Cover cherry by pinching dough up and around it.
- Roll dough ball between hands until smooth.
- Bake on greased baking sheet at 325 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes.
- While still hot, roll in fine granulated sugar.
- Makes approximately 2 dozen or so depending on how big you make each ball.
- Freezes well.
Are you ready for more holiday recipes? I’m participating with some blogger friends in a fun recipe exchange that includes not only holiday sweets but savory treats as well. Check out all the deliciousness below, yum!!!
Nutter Butter Snowman Cookies from Mom’s Tool Box
Chocolate Chunk Toasted Pecan Oatmeal Cookies from Life Your Way
Chocolate Peanut Brittle from The Happy Housewife
Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Trifle from Mom Endeavors
Double Chocolate Candy Bar Pretzel Bark from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures
Easy Black Currant Scones from Good Cheap Eats
Frozen Inspired Vanilla Raspberry Bites from Bargain Briana
Gumdrops from Hoosier Homemade
Microwave Caramel Corn from Ashley Pichea
Old Fashioned Christmas Cookies from Mommy Hates Cooking
Snickerdoodle Puppy Chow from Smockity Frocks
Sugar Cookies for Dummies from Happy Little Homemaker
The World’s Easiest Christmas Candy Ever from Money Saving Mom
Bacon and Spinach Frittata Bites from Life as MOM
Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus from Jo-Lynne Shane
Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts from The Finer Things in Life
Black Bean and Avocado Salad from Kitchen Stewardship
Cheesy Pesto Crescent Bites from Andrea Dekker
Easy Cheesy Vidalia Onion Dip from Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
Homemade Sausage Balls from The Humbled Homemaker
Kale Spinach Bites from For the Love Of
Spiced Nuts from Modern Mrs. Darcy
Toasted Pecans from My Blessed Life
Trio of Cream Cheese Appetizers from Eat at Home Cooks
White Cheddar Cranberry Bites from Parenting Miracles
Merry Christmas everyone!!
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