Almond Poppy Seed Cherry Balls

Becky Hicks


I adapted the original cherry snowball cookie recipe to include two of my favorite flavor combinations....almonds and poppy seed. These cookies are delicious and my famiy's favorite cookie.

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1 pkg
sugar cookie mix
1/3 c
1 Tbsp
poppy seeds
1/2 c
butter (softened)
3 oz
cream cheese
2 tsp
almond extract (divided)
1 c
chopped almonds (divided)
2 jar(s)
10 oz maraschino cherries drained and stems removed
1 c
confectioners' sugar
4 Tbsp

How to Make Almond Poppy Seed Cherry Balls


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2In mixing bowl, combine cookie mix, flour, poppy seed, butter, cream cheese, 1 tsp almond extract, egg and 1/2 cup almonds. Beat until soft dough forms.
  • 3Roll dough into 1 1/4-inch balls; flatten and shape dough around each cherry, forming a ball. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • 4Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  • 5In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, remaining 1 teaspoon almond extract and enough water to give the glaze a nice spreading consistency. Dip cookies into glaze and then in chopped almonds. Store tightly covered in a single layer at room temperature.

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About Almond Poppy Seed Cherry Balls

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

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