Cherry Snowball Cookies

Cherry Snowball Cookies

Cherry Snowball Cookies
These buttery, almond-scented cookies are stuffed with liqueur-soaked Luxardo cherries. Get the recipe for Cherry Snowball Cookies »Penny De Los Santos

My mother always baked her famous cherry snowballs for Christmas. I still remember how those buttery almond-scented cookies, swathed in sugar, sparkled like fresh snow. To this day, I follow the same handwritten recipe, but now I bake the snowballs with a grown-up twist. While my mother's cookies hid green and yellow maraschino cherries inside, these decidedly adult holiday cookies are stuffed with liqueur-soaked Luxardo cherries from Italy. —Elizabeth Morris, Toronto