Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cherry Snowballs

Before I start on my crazy Thanksgiving stuff I thought I should squeeze in my cookie post. I know some of you are right there with me :)

Alrighty! I am lucky or unlucky that the floor men haven't gotten to the kitchen yet, so I thought I'd try these little gems while I can still see the oven.

Truthfully I really worried about these from the moment I saw them, everything was a little different? I don't know...even the dough felt strange but let me tell you...they were fantastic!

They are sweet, cute and festive - I think next time I will make them without the cherry and dip them in chocolate! You have to try them.

1 c butter, softened
1/2 c confectioners' sugar
1 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 c flour
1 c quick-cooking oats
1/2 tsp salt
maraschino cherries
Icing:
1 1/2 c confectioners' sugar
1/4 c milk
2 c flakes coconut
Preheat oven to 350º.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, water and vanilla. Combine flour, oats and salt and gradually add to your creamed mixture. Shape a tablespoonful of dough around each cherry, forming a ball. Place 2" apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350º for 18-21 minutes or until bottoms are browned. Remove to wire rack to cool.
To make your icing, combine sugar and enough milk to achieve smooth dipping consistency. Dip each cookie and roll in coconut.
Store in airtight container.



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10 comments:

Lisa said...

What a cute little cookie. I think your chocolate dipped version of this would be excellent.

Mary said...

I really like this idea. I've never seen this cookie before and it sounds wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Maria said...

Hi !
Oh I have a coconut fan in the family! She will love this recipe!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours*
~Maria

Sweet and Savory said...

These look delicious. Another new recipe for me.

Louanne said...

These are perfect for the Christmas cookie tray - love anything with coconut & cherries! I'm your newest follower, too.

Manu said...

e cookies are so festive! Must make them at Christmas!

Sue said...

I'm not a cherry fan, but these little snowballs sure do look Perfect for Christmas! Very pretty!

Katie Rose said...

delicious little snowballs on a plate :-) I love things with cherry, but they seem like they would be quite tasty with chocolate too!

Tracy said...

These are so cute and they look delicious too! Love the combination of cherry and coconut!

Lisa said...

My stomach is growling! These look SO good!