Snow Cherry Cookies from Penzy's
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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
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 cookies
Author: Elizabeth Morris


  • 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.