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Chocolate Covered Cherry Snowball Cookies

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These festive cookies feature a dark chocolate snowball cookie dough wrapped around a maraschino cherry for a fun Christmas cookie unlike any other! They aren’t too sweet and just the right size for a couple bites and a smile.
plate full of powdered sugar covered chocolate cookies with a cherry in the middle

    Melt in your mouth chocolate cookies with a cherry surprise in the center.  These easy cookies are a perfect addition to a holiday treat tray. You will fall in love with these fabulous treats.  They are quick to make and perhaps a little too easy to eat!

  Ho ho ho! It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!  Is it just me or is time flying?  I could really use one nice clear day to catch up… but then I’d probably want one more.

  So, we’ll just have to make due with the hours that we have.  At least I have plenty of cookies to keep me going through the season!

  A month long sugar high?  It seems like there are worse things! 😉

chocolate covered cherry snowball cookies on a cooling rack

    It is hard to believe we are already on day 11 of our 12 days of cookies.  I have found so many great ideas along the way.

   My list of new cookies to try is growing every day.  I will still be baking Christmas cookies well into the new year!

   Have you had a chance to check out any of the other cookies yet?  There is something for everyone!

plate of chocolate covered cherry snowball cookies with Christmas napkin

    I know I already shared a chocolate covered cherry cookie, but this idea popped into my head and I just couldn’t let it go.  I took a basic melt in your mouth snowball recipe and made it chocolate.  Then I wrapped it around a cherry.

    Let me tell you, it worked every bit as well as I imagined.  Mine had a dark, not to sweet chocolate shell.

   You could easily dial back the cocoa a bit and replace it with the same amount of flour if you wanted a milder chocolate cookie.  No matter what, they are sure to be enjoyed!

chocolate cherry cookies, meltaway cookies, Christmas cookie recipe
dessert
American
Yield: 30 Cookies
Author: Cooking With Carlee
Chocolate Covered Cherry Snowball Cookies

Chocolate Covered Cherry Snowball Cookies

Melt in your mouth chocolate cookies with a cherry surprise in the center. These easy cookies are a perfect addition to a holiday treat tray. You will fall in love with these fabulous treats. They are quick to make and perhaps a little too easy to eat!
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 35 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries
  • additional powdered sugar for coating

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. Drain the jar of cherries and spread the cherries out the dry. They dryer they are, the easier it is to work the dough around them. Patting them down with a paper towel is encouraged.
  3. Cream the butter until it is smooth and fluffy. Beat in the powdered sugar.
  4. Stir together the flour and cocoa powder and then mix into the butter mixture.
  5. Work about a Tablespoon of dough around cherry to form a ball.
  6. Place about an inch apart on a baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes, then roll in powdered sugar. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Calories

105.44

Fat (grams)

6.33

Sat. Fat (grams)

3.90

Carbs (grams)

11.46

Fiber (grams)

0.44

Net carbs

11.02

Sugar (grams)

5.79

Protein (grams)

0.98

Sodium (milligrams)

48.90

Cholesterol (grams)

16.27

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These festive cookies feature a dark chocolate snowball cookie dough wrapped around a maraschino cherry for a fun Christmas cookie unlike any other! They aren't too sweet and just the right size for a couple bites and a smile!

These festive cookies feature a dark chocolate snowball cookie dough wrapped around a maraschino cherry for a fun Christmas cookie unlike any other! They aren't too sweet and just the right size for a couple bites and a smile!

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The Speedy Spatula

Wednesday 18th of December 2019

I've never seen this treat before but it looks wonderful! Can't wait to try! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Anonymous

Monday 26th of November 2018

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Jan

Tuesday 5th of December 2017

I know you think you just posted a great recipe, but what you posted has brought tears to my eyes. memories of sweet friend who made these every Christmas. He was famous for them. He let us too soon from brain cancer, and his daughters cherish this recipe as they carry on this tradition. I can't quite bring myself to publish a post on this recipe on my own blog,as it doesn't feel quite like it's mine to share. So I loved running into it on another sweet friends! Thanks for sharing memories on our Celebrate365 Cookie Exchange!

Carlee

Thursday 7th of December 2017

Aw! That's so sweet. I'm sure he lives on in the cookies his daughters make! xoxo

Unknown

Friday 23rd of December 2016

These sound so good! My grandson would love them (he loves the cherries). Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

Carlee

Saturday 24th of December 2016

There is something about those cherries! Thanks!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Friday 23rd of December 2016

What a great idea this was! I'll have to add this to my Valentine's baking list :)

Carlee

Saturday 24th of December 2016

They would be perfect for that too! Have a merry Christmas!