Festive and delicious ~ Cherry Almond Snowballs! Easy to make, freezer friendly, and oh so tasty! Happy Holidays!
It’s that time of year again! CHRISTMAS BAKING! This year, I’m starting early and will be stocking the freezer over the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned for lots of yummy recipes!
Every year I make our Family Favorites but I also try a few new recipes. These Cherry Almond Snowballs are a new recipe that I adapted from my “Pecan Sandies” recipe but with flecks of glazed cherries and almond flavoring instead of the pecans. If you are not a fan of almond, just use vanilla extract instead. Besides being delicious they are a great make ahead freezer cookie. A great addition to your Christmas Cookie Tray.
Cherry Almond Snowballs
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp almond extract (or vanilla if you are not a fan of almond)
- 1 TBSP cold water
- 1/3 cup glazed cherries, whole then chopped finely
- 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup icing sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar with a mixer. Add almond extract and cold water. Mix to combine.
Finely chop glazed cherries. Measure flour into a small bowl and add chopped cherries to flour. Mix to combine and separate cherries.
Add cherry flour mixture to butter mixture. Mix to combine.
Using a small ice cream scoop or a rounded tablespoon, roll dough into balls and place on lined cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool completely.
Put icing sugar in a large baggie, add snowballs, one at a time, shake to cover with icing sugar. These snowballs are freezer friendly so make a batch today and store for the holidays. Enjoy!
NOTE: Measure the glazed cherries whole and then finely chop them Mix them in the flour so you can separate the cherries and there are no big bunches / chunks. If you are freezing these Snowballs, cook, cool and freeze ~ omit dipping them in the icing sugar until the Snowballs thaw. I used red cherries but you could also use a mixture of red and green.
You might also like my Red Velvet Snowballs!
Loving this Life Living “Around the Bay” ~ DD