Cherry Snowball Cookies – Step into the world of Cherry Snowball Cookies, where simplicity and sweetness collide! These delightful treats are more than your cookies; they’re small bundles of joy that bring happiness to any occasion. Crafted with a blend of butter sweet cherries a touch of coconut and walnuts these cookies are an absolute must-try for all baking enthusiasts. Whether you’re a baker or new to the kitchen this recipe is straightforward and incredibly rewarding.
I remember the first time I made these Cherry Snowball Cookies—it was a snowy evening that called for warm treats fresh out of the oven. As the enticing aroma filled our home my husband and child eagerly anticipated their bite. Their smiles grew wider as they savored each morsel and immediately requested seconds. Since then these cookies have become a family favorite often in high demand during gatherings and special celebrations.
What makes this Cherry Snowball Cookies truly stand out?
What makes these Cherry Snowball Cookies truly stand out is their appearance that makes them ideal for holiday get-togethers or as a delightful indulgence at any time throughout the year. They’re exceptionally kid-friendly, with their snowball shape and delectable cherry-filled flavor. Moreover their versatility knows no bounds—you can easily customize the recipe by experimenting with varieties of nuts or cherries to suit your preferences. These cookies are more than a delight, for your taste buds. They also bring joy when baking, combining simplicity and delectability in a way that appeals to bakers of all expertise levels.
What You Need To Make This Cherry Snowball Cookies Recipe?
Powdered Sugar: It’s, like a sprinkle of magic that adds the amount of sweetness creating a delightful snowball effect in our recipe. Each bite is filled with a touch of happiness!
Butter: Ah, butter, the hero that brings everything together. It gives our cookies that melt in your mouth texture and a creamy backdrop. Make sure it’s softened for dough of a peaceful winter morning.
Flour: Think of flour as the foundation for your cookie home. Walls that hold all the deliciousness together. We’re aiming for structure not density so a cup of all-purpose flour does the job beautifully.
Instant Oats: They’re like the textured throw on your sofa. Not entirely essential. They bring character and subtle chewiness to your cookies.
Sweetened Coconut: This is the breeze in our cookie world. A touch of sweetened coconut adds a flavor and delightful contrast, to the richness of the dough.
Walnuts: Here’s where we introduce some crunch and nuttiness into our recipe. Walnuts bring a comforting vibe to this recipe like the crackling fire, in a fireplace.
Salt: A pinch of salt acts as a frost on a winter window providing balance to the sweetness and bringing out the flavors ensuring they harmonize perfectly.
Maraschino Cherries: Maraschino Cherries steal the spotlight! They are akin to the twinkling lights, on a holiday tree adding bursts of color and delightful tanginess. They transform the dough into a wonderland making every bite of these cookies infused with cherry-filled bliss.
Steps To Make Cherry Snowball Cookies:
Step 1: To get started preheat your oven to a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Take a baking sheet. Line it with parchment paper, for cleaning.
Step 2: In a mixing bowl combine 1/4 cup of sugar with the butter until it becomes smooth and silky.
Step 3: Now let’s work on making the dough truly magical! Add the flour. Give it a mix for about five seconds. Then add in the oats, coconut, walnuts and a pinch of salt. Give each ingredient a five-second mix.
Step 4: The cherries play a role in these cookies. Mix them into the dough until it transforms into a pink color, which should take approximately 25 seconds.
Step 5: Using a spoon drop dollops of dough onto your baking sheet while leaving two inches of space between each cookie.
Step 6: Bake these treats for around 18 minutes. Until they turn just golden. Once out of the oven get ready, for the enjoyable part. Roll them in sugar! Don’t forget to do it twice.
For achieving the perfect Cherry Snowball Cookies, its recommended to chill the dough before baking. Once you’ve mixed the dough cover it. Let it rest in the refrigerator, for at least 30 minutes. This little tip makes a difference. By chilling the dough the butter, in the cookies solidifies. When you bake them from the fridge they spread less resulting in more delightful cookies. Additionally this allows time for all the flavors to blend together beautifully and enhance their taste. This simple trick will take your Cherry Snowball Cookies to another level by not only making them visually appealing with their snowball shape but also providing a tender crumb that’s satisfying to bite into.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use different nuts?
Of course! You have the freedom to use types of nuts. Almonds or pecans can be a substitute, for walnuts.
Are these cookies freezer-friendly?
Absolutely these cookies can be stored in the freezer. When you’re ready to serve them simply thaw them out. Give them a roll, in sugar.
Can I use fresh cherries?
While maraschino cherries are recommended for this recipe you can certainly try using chopped cherries as an alternative. It might add a twist to the flavor.
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