Simply Wonderful Treasure Balls

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Chabear01

I haven't made these yet but found the recipe on a newspaper clipping in Mom's grey cookbook. Sure that either she or my big sister made these for us one Christmas.

Top Review by Chef Dee

My Mom makes these every year for Christmas and they are a wonderful tradition. She adds a drop or two of red food coloring to tint the dough pink. Thanks for sharing the recipe here !

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat over to 300 degrees.
  2. Cream shortening and sugar together thoroughly. Mix in egg yolks and flavor extracts. Add flour gradually. Shape dough around glace cherry and form into balls approximately one inch around. Reserve 12 cherries and cut into quarters. Press lightly on top of cookies. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. Roll cookies in powdered sugar while still warm.

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