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Cherry Nut Balls

Cherry Nut Balls

Cherry Nut Balls

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Cherry Nut Balls
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Course: Ball Cookies, No-Bake CookiesDifficulty: Easy



An easy NO-BAKE cookie featuring cherries, oats, nuts and coconut.


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries (chopped and drained)

  • 3/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut

  • 2 cups quick cooking oats

  • Nuts ground fine to roll balls in


  • Beat sugar, butter, vanilla, cherries and coconut. Mix in rolled oats. Refrigerate for 3 hours. Shape the mixture into 1″ balls, then roll the balls in the chopped nuts. Store airtight in the refrigerator.


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i have been trying different cookie recipes all week trying to find a new christmas cookie to make for a party i will be attending. these BY FAR were the BEST cookie i tried!! they were so easy to make and everyone that tried them LOVED them!!!! i will definitely be making these for the party. when i made one recipe, it made about 30-35 cookies, so if you need to make more, i'd suggest doubling the recipe.
- jenn in ohio

My family liked them and the girls at worked loved them and asked for the recipe. Very easy to make, and this year will teach the grand kids how to make them.
- Sherry Skill in Philadelphia,Pa.

I love these balls! Every time I make them my girls eat them up like they're going out of style.
- Mandy D in Magee, Mississippi

Definitely would not make this again. If you like solid balls of raw butter than this is your cookie. I cant say anything good about this cookie (it should not even be referred to this way). It doesnt look pretty, the taste is not good and you basically have to serve them cold, who likes cold cookies? Perhaps these ingriedients have potential as a cookie that goes into the oven.
- Andrea

A very old recipe ! Very Good too. Was always part of Christmas, except that a whole cherry was put in the middle, and it was called a Cherry Surprise !
- donna noble

I've made these for years. This was a good version, but the one variation I use includes instant oatmeal packets and I cut the sugar in half. My kids love them and the students at my school hound me for them. A holiday tradition.
- Laura in South Carolina

nice flavor but i would cut the sugar a bit. seemed way to sweet to me, but loved the cherry flavor:)
- lisa

One of our family's favorite recipes!!! Got to have it every year!
- Therese

this is the best recipey ever :) So great.; Withen ten mintutes after I made them Every one took them and then they whent POOF!
- baboom

- A Baker

The flavor was not bad, but the texture was wrong. One of my kids liked it, the other 2 thought the same as I, not all that good. I made it and will sever it this holiday, but I am pitching this recipe. Not going to make it again.
- Kimberley
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