A Twist on Classic Cookies: Cherry-Filled Snowball Treats That Will Blow Your Mind!

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These delightful cherry-stuffed snowball cookies are a classic favorite, easy-to-make with a classic, delicious flavor. These cookies melt in your mouth with their buttery deliciousness, giving way to a sweet and tangy cherry surprise in the middle. Whether you're a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, these cookies are sure to bring joy and a touch of tradition to your holiday celebrations.

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Pro Tips:

  • Make sure to completely cool your cookies prior to storing them. If you store them warm, the condensation will make your cookies soggy.
  • Parchment paper works great to separate layers of your cookies and keep them from sticking.
  • Add a piece of bread or tortilla to help absorb moisture.
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Variations on Cherry Snowball Cookies

  • Cherry Coconut Snowball Cookies: Roll your finished cookies in buttercream frosting first, then into sweetened coconut.
  • Lemon Snowballs: Easy to do; just add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of lemon zest to the dough.
  • Chocolate Chips: Mini chocolate chips work great in these
  • Chocolate Cherry Snowballs: Add 2 tablespoons of sifted, unsweetened cocoa powder to your flour. Finish with a drizzle of dark chocolate ganache.
  • Almond Cherry Cookies: Add some almond extract and some finely chopped almonds—delicious! Go easy on the extract; almond can be very strong.

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

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  • 2 sticks of softened butter (1 cup)
  • 1/2 C. powdered sugar
  • 2 C. All-purpose flour
  • 1–6 oz. jar of maraschino cherries (drained and halved)
  • Additional powdered sugar


  • Warm your oven to 325 degrees. Using parchment paper, line your cookie sheets. Set to the side.
  • Using a stand mixer, add your butter and powdered sugar; beat until light and fluffy.
  • Slowly add your all-purpose flour and mix until well combined.
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  • Using a small cookie scoop (1 tablespoon), remove and shape your dough around each halved cherry into a ball.
  • Place your cherry snowballs on your parchment-lined cookie sheets, 1" apart.
  • Bake in your preheated oven until the bottoms are browned, around 18–20 minutes.
  • Next, roll your warm cookies in powdered sugar and then cool on wire racks.

Enjoy friends! 🍒

References Adapted By:

Snyder, S. (2022, September 9). Cherry Snowballs. Dinner, Then Dessert. https://dinnerthendessert.com/cherry-snowballs/

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