12/02/2013 Cherry Snowballs

Cherry Snowballs

Recipe Courtesy of George Mohr

1 cup butter, softened
1/2  cup confectioners’ sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 (6 oz.) jar maraschino cherries, without stems, drained and halved
Additional confectioner’s sugar

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar; gradually add flour.

Shape a tablespoonful of dough around each cherry half, forming a ball.

Place 1 inch apart on an ugreased baking sheet.

Bake at 325 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until the bottoms are browned.

Cool on wire racks.

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.