Merry Christmas Frosted Snowballs

Merry Christmas Frosted Snowballs.


 5 c
all purpose flour( or 4 c. flour and 1 c. powdered sugar)depends on how sweet you like your cookies
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
1/2 c
butter, unsalted,melted and cooled
1/3 c
half & half coffee cream or heavy cream
2 large
eggs, lightly beaten
1 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
1 tsp
maraschino cherry juice
1 c
finely chopped nuts of choice
10 oz
jar maraschino cherries, drain , chop and dry

2 Tbsp
4-5 Tbsp
maraschino cherry juice
2 c
powdered sugar- more or less

Directions Step-By-Step
1. Combine the first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; whisk and set aside.
Beat together the eggs,sugar and vanilla in a larger mixer bowl for 3 minutes. Add cooled butter, cream, and cherry pieces to the egg mixture.
2. Using the paddle of the mixer now, add the flour mixture and nuts to the mixture; blend until dough holds to the paddle.
Remove dough. Place on plastic wrap and shape into a disk- wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
3. Heat oven to 350^. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or grease well. Set aside.
Remove dough from refrigerator and scoop small amounts of dough about the size of a doughnut ball. Place on cookie sheets .
Bake 10-12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool completely before glazing.
4. 4Glaze:
Heat butter and 2 Tablespoons of the cherry juice in a microwave safe bowl until butter melts. Stir in 2 cups of the powdered sugar.
Add more juice to make of desired consistency for glaze.
Glaze the whole cookie and place on a wire rack with a wax paper under the rack to catch any drips, until glaze has set.


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