Cherry Pistachio Snowball Cookies

Snowball cookies are a classic Christmas cookie, and this recipe dresses them up fancy. Pistachio nuts and maraschino cherries make these cherry pistachio snowball cookies festive and fun!

There was the thumbprint cookies with either red or green jelly, buckeye balls, imitation strawberry cookies and finally, snowball cookies.  I hated that green jelly with a passion, the strawberries were far too sweet, the snowballs were dry and had too many nuts for my liking.  The buckeye balls, however, were fabulous.

Cherry Pistachio Cherry Snowball Cookies Recipe
Snowball cookies filled with salty pistachios and sweet maraschino cherries.



Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour

  • 3/4 cup chopped pistachios

  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1 cup butter softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar




Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Combine all ingredients except for powdered sugar in a bowl. Beat ingredients on a slow speed, scraping the bowl as needed. Beat just until well mixed.

  2. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place cookies on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until slightly golden. Remove; cool cookies for 5 minutes before rolling in powdered sugar.


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