Wednesday, March 21, 2012

scandinavian cherry balls

We're enjoying a real honest to goodness snow day today!  This is not typical for our town in Oregon but I think when our family moved here we brought some PA snow vibes with us.  We were told to expect a dusting once a year but we've had a handful of dustings and now a real snow day (in fact, this might be our second this year)!  I have had this recipe for years- I learned it during a Foreign Foods class at Ricks College (yes, way back when it was Ricks and not BYU-Idaho).  I wasn't sure what to do with all the leftover maraschino cherries from my daughter's birthday party until I recalled this fun recipe.

scandinavian cherry balls (Foreign Foods Class at Ricks College)
1/2 cup soft butter
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
pinch salt
13-15 maraschino cherries
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix butter and 1/4 cup sugar until creamy.  Add flour, salt and 1 teaspoon vanilla.  Fold dough around 1 cherry at a time making small balls (it helps if you take about a tablespoon of dough,  make a ball and then flatten with your fingers before folding it around the cherry).  Bake 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees.  Cool.  Roll cookies in remaining sugar.

1 comment:

  1. I cannot believe that it has been snowing ALLLL day and it's still coming. I love it!