Chocolate-Cherry Snowballs

Chocolate-Cherry Snowballs

  • 1 Hour 25 Minutes Prep2 Hours 5 Minutes Total
  • 48 Servings
  • 90 Calories per Serving
Tender tea cookies are enhanced with pretty specks of candied cherries and a delightful chocolate drizzle.

Ingredient List

  • 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


  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.


  • 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

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 4 1/2g 7%, Saturated Fat 3g 14%, Cholesterol 10mg 3%, Sodium 45mg 2%, Potassium 15mg 0%, Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%, Dietary Fiber 0g 0%, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%, Vitamin D 0%, Vitamin E 0%, Thiamin 2%, Riboflavin 0%, Niacin 0%, Vitamin B6 0%, Folic Acid 0%, Vitamin B12 0%, Pantothenic Acid 0%, Phosphorus 0%, Magnesium 0%, Zinc 0%, Selenium 2%, Copper 0%, Manganese 2%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 90, Calories from Fat 40, Trans Fat 0g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0g, Soluble Fiber 0g, Insoluble Fiber 0g, Sugars 6g, Protein 0g, Beta-Carotene 0%, Omega-3 0g, Carbohydrate Choice 1, Starch 0, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 1, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 0, Very Lean Meat 0, Lean Meat 0, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 1, Fruits 0c, Vegetables 0c, Grains 0oz-eq, Meat & Beans 0oz-eq, Dairy 0c, Fats & Oils 1tsp