Cherry Snowball Cookies: A shortbread cookie made with dried cherries, and covered in powdered sugar, perfect for Christmas.
Cherry Snowball Cookies are an old favourite of mine. These cookies are lovely. The icing sugar on the outside is so sweet, and then the dried cherries inside are so tart, and the cookie itself is a nice shortbread.
Welcome to Day Three of Cookie Week! Today’s cookies are Cherry Snowball Cookies. These cookies are lovely. The icing sugar on the outside is so sweet, and then the dried cherries inside are so tart, and the cookie itself is a nice shortbread.
These cookies were Paige’s choice, my oldest daughter. We only have them at Christmas and they are so nice with a hot cup of tea, or a tall glass of cold milk, in Paige’s case. The original recipe is from a magazine clipping in 2004 -okay now I feel old, with just a few changes. Enjoy!
- 1 cup of cold butter cut into small pieces
- 1 cup icing sugar, divided
- 1/4 cornstarch
- 2 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
- Combine butter, 1/2 cup icing sugar, and cornstarch in a bowl of an electric mixer and mix on medium speed until smooth.
- Add vanilla and combine. Mix in flour and cherries. Let dough rest 5 min.
- Roll into 1-inch balls and bake on a cookie sheet at 325 degrees until bottoms are just brown, about 20 mins.
- Let cool complete, and then roll cookies in the remaining 1/2 cup icing sugar.
With Cherry Snowball Cookies this sweet, life really is a party!
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