Rating: 4 stars
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3

Maraschino cherries fill these fluffy bite-size cookies, while powdered sugar and red edible glitter give them their snowy appearance.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
bake:
18 mins
total:
58 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
about 48 cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Drain chopped maraschino cherries on paper towels; pat dry to remove any excess liquid. Set cherries aside.

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  • In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1/2 cup powdered sugar, almond extract, and vanilla. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour, the walnuts, and maraschino cherries.

  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes.

  • If desired, stir some red edible glitter into additional powdered sugar. Roll warm cookies in the powdered sugar mixture to coat. Place cookies on wire racks; cool. If desired, roll cooled cookies in the powdered sugar mixture again before serving.

*Tip:

To toast nuts, preheat oven to 325°F. Spread nuts in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until nuts are light golden brown, stirring once or twice. Cool completely.

To Store:

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

74 calories; fat 5g; cholesterol 10mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 6g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 1g; sugars 2g; protein 1g; vitamin a 118.7IU; niacin equivalents 0.3mg; folate 11.5mcg; sodium 34mg; potassium 15mg; calcium 4mg; iron 0.3mg.
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