Cherry Snowball Cookies
A delightful cookie gift for the holidays. A luxardo cherry wrapped in wonderful cookie dough. Enjoy.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 30 cookies
- 2 cups Flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 16 tbsp. unsalted butter softened
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 cup almond paste
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 cup about 30 pitted Luxardo cherries, drained
- 2 cups coarse decorating sugar also purchased on Amazon
Heat the oven to 350º. Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
Using a hand mixer, beat butter and confectioners sugar in another bowl until fluffy. Mix in almond paste, vanilla and egg. Slowly add dry ingredients until dough forms.
Roll dough into thirty 1-oz balls. Working with 1 ball at a time, press thumb into dough and place a cherry in the center. Roll dough into a ball encasing the cherry.
Roll cookies in decorating sugar and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake until golden, about 20 minutes. Let cookies cool completely.