Sugar Balls

Let your kids help form the dough balls and roll them in colored sugar for these festive Christmas cookies.

Sugar Balls
1  cookie
about 60 cookies
40 mins
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  • 1 1/2 cups butter (no substitutes)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup green sugar
  • 1/4 cup red sugar
Beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add 1 cup of the granulated sugar and the salt; till combined. Beat in egg yolks, vanilla and almond extract.
Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Divide dough in half. Stir green sugar into half of dough, red sugar into other half. Make 3/4-inch balls of each color.
Press one ball of each color together slightly. Roll together gently to make half-red, half-green ball. Roll each colored ball in the remaining granulated sugar. Place balls on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten balls into 1 3/4-inch circles with the bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to wire racks and cool. Makes about 60 cookies.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 94, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 23, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 11, Monounsaturated fat (g) 2, sugar (g) 6, pro. (g) 1, vit. A (IU) 146, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 0, Folate (g) 12, sodium (mg) 45, Potassium (mg) 9, iron (mg) 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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