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Sugar Balls

Let your kids help form the dough balls and roll them in colored sugar for these festive Christmas cookies.

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  • Makes: 60 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Yields: about 60 cookies
  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Bake: 10 mins to 12 mins 350°F per batch

Sugar Balls



  1. Beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add 1 cup of the granulated sugar and the salt; till combined. Beat in egg yolks, vanilla and almond extract.
  2. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Divide dough in half. Stir green sugar into half of dough, red sugar into other half. Make 3/4-inch balls of each color.
  3. Press one ball of each color together slightly. Roll together gently to make half-red, half-green ball. Roll each colored ball in the remaining granulated sugar. Place balls on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten balls into 1 3/4-inch circles with the bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to wire racks and cool. Makes about 60 cookies.

Nutrition Facts (Sugar Balls)

    Per serving:
  • 94 kcal cal.,
  • 5 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 23 mg chol.,
  • 45 mg sodium,
  • 11 g carb.,
  • 6 g sugar,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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