Cherry Snowballs Recipe

Cherry Snowballs Recipe
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon water
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 36 maraschino cherries, well drained
COATING
  1. 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  2. 1/4 to 1/3 cup milk
  3. 2 cups flaked coconut, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in water and vanilla. Combine flour, oats and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape a tablespoonful of dough around each cherry, forming a ball. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until bottoms are browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve smooth dipping consistency. Dip cookies, then roll in coconut. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: 3 dozen.
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