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Cherry Snowballs

From the (first annual?) Christmas Cookie Exchange, baked by Mandy


Cherry Snowballs

submitted to the website by Evy Adams



1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

1 Tbsp water

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup quick-cooking oats

1/2 tsp salt

36 maraschino cherries, well drained

2 cups confectioners' sugar

1/4 cup milk

2 cups flaked coconut, finely chopped



In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, water and vanilla. Combine flour, oats and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.


Shape a tablespoonful of dough around each cherry, forming a ball. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until bottoms are browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.


Combine sugar and enough milk to achieve smooth dipping consistency. Dip cookies, then roll in coconut.


Makes 36 cookies

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Taken on December 10, 2006