Christmas Baking: Cherry Snowball Cookies

Day 1 of 25 Days of Christmas

Welcome and Merry Christmas! I am so glad to have you here with me.Today kicks off the Christmas season here at The Weekend Housewife. I have been busy with 25 posts filled to the brim with everything you need to celebrate the season. Cookies, crafts, photo prompts and tips and so, so much more! Be sure to also check out my Christmas Journal and see what’s going on with us during the month. If spending the month with me doesn’t inspire you to enjoy the holiday and to look at the every day moments as you prepare for the big day, I don’t know what will! ūüėČ

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Cherry Snowballs

1 c. Butter, softened
2 1/2 c. Powdered Sugar, divided
1 T. Water
1 t. Vanilla Extract
2 c. All-Purpose Flour
1 c. Quick-Cooking Oats, uncooked
1/2 t. Salt
36 Maraschino Cherries, patted dry
1/4 c. Milk
2 c. Sweetened Flaked Coconut

Combine butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, water and vanilla; set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, oats and salt; gradually add to butter mixture. Shape one teaspoon dough around each cherry, forming a ball. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes, until golden. Cool on wire racks. Combine remaining powdered sugar and enough milk to make a smooth frosting consistency. Dip cookies in frosting; roll in coconut. Makes 3 dozen.

Recipe Found in Gooseberry Patch’s Christmas Cookie Jar

The Weekend Housewife - 25 Days of Christmas - Graphic ©Whispy Hollow Graphics (No Longer Online)This is part of the 25 Days of Christmas Series here at The Weekend Housewife. Join me for 25 glorious days of Christmas recipes, crafts, activities, photo prompts and tips and a lot more!

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8 thoughts on “Christmas Baking: Cherry Snowball Cookies

  1. Judy

    Jules these sound so good! I’m so sorry that I didn’t know about the blog hop today – would have loved to have joined in! Lots of wonderful cookies to try! You’ve done a beautiful job on your holiday look! Hugs

  2. Susan

    Hi Jules, everything looks so nice in here! The recipe sounds yummy too.
    I am excited about our 25 days.I sure missed you and your visits. Hugs

  3. Darylynn

    Your website looks wonderful, very professional and full of ideas and things to do! Love the idea of snowball cookies and I love cherries, too! Thanks for the recipe and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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