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Cherry-Pistachio Snowballs
This recipe, submitted by reader Jessie Grearson, won honorable mention in the 2016 Hannaford "fresh" Holiday Cookie Contest.
1 cup (2 sticks) Hannaford Salted Butter, softened
1/2 cup Hannaford Powdered Sugar, plus more for decorating
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. almond extract
2 cups Hannaford All-Purpose Flour, sifted
1/4 cup almond flour
1/3 cup finely chopped dried cherries
1/3 cup finely chopped pistachios
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Cherry-Pistachio Snowballs

Cherry-Pistachio Snowballs

Cherry-Pistachio Snowballs
  • Servings:Makes About 2 dozen cookies
  • Prep Time:30 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and almond extracts and mix until incorporated.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together all-purpose and almond flours. Slowly add flour mixture to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Using your hands or a stiff rubber spatula, fold in cherries and pistachios. Cover bowl and refrigerate until chilled, 1 to 2 hours.
3. Place racks in upper-middle and lower-middle of oven and heat to 400 degrees. Roll dough into 1" balls and place onto two parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until lightly golden, 10 to 12 minutes; let cool slightly.
4. While cookies are still warm, roll gently in extra powdered sugar until evenly coated and let cool completely on wire racks.
Source: Hannaford Fresh Magazine, November - December 2016