Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Cherry Cheese Balls

These are one of my Mom's specialties and a Christmas favourite in our house. As per K&DMum's request (from Todaysparent) here's the recipe ...

4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1 cup graham cracker crumbs or vanilla wafer crumbs (I use graham)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup Maraschino cherries, chopped
Garnish graham cracker crumbs

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with a wooden spoon until smooth. Gradually blend in icing sugar, graham cracker crumbs, salt and cherries. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in graham cracker crumbs. Chill.

Yield: 3 dozen

Tip: Make sure you roll each ball in the graham cracker crumbs otherwise they get really sticky when you pick them up.

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