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Chocolate-Cherry Snowballs

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  • Prep Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 48
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Tender tea cookies are enhanced with pretty specks of candied cherries and a delightful chocolate drizzle.

Ingredients

1
cup butter, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup (8 oz) candied cherries, finely chopped
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/2
cup dark chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in almond extract. In medium bowl, mix flour and salt. On low speed, beat flour mixture into butter mixture until well blended. Stir in cherries.
  • 2 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool slightly. Measure 1/2 cup powdered sugar into small bowl. Roll each cookie in powdered sugar. Place on cooling rack to cool completely.
  • 4 Place chocolate chips in small resealable freezer plastic bag. Microwave on High 45 to 60 seconds, turning bag over every 20 seconds. Squeeze bag until chips are melted and smooth. Cut small tip off one corner of bag, and drizzle over cooled cookies. Let stand at room temperature at least 30 minutes until chocolate hardens before storing.

Expert Tips

To make it easier to chop the cherries, dip knife in water or use a kitchen scissors sprayed with cooking spray.

Refrigerate cookies 10 minutes to reduce cooling time and set the chocolate faster.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
45mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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