Cherry-Almond Balls


Cherry-Almond Balls

Cherry-Almond Balls

Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at


I have included this treat in my Christmas baking for years, much to the delight of my family.  Instead of almonds, I’ll sometimes use pecans, and they’re equally loved.

         Ada Rost                                                                              Hernando, Florida


Cherry-Almond Balls Recipe

Cherry-Almonds Balls

¾ cup butter, softened

1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups flour

¼ tsp. salt

½ cup chopped almonds

60 red and/or green candied cherries

Additional confectioners’ sugar

In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla.  Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.  Stir in almonds.

Roll 1 teaspoon of dough around each cherry.  Place on greased baking sheets.  Bake at 325 F. for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove to wire racks to cool slightly; roll in confectioners’ sugar.

5 dozen

(Recipe for Cherry-Almond Balls was on, 2013)


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