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Meal Type: Appetizer
Total Time:
Cook Method: Oven
     Serving Size: 1 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 5650
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 362g
Saturated Fat 73g
Unsaturated Fat 98g
Cholesterol 315mg
Sodium 2160mg
Total Carbohydrate 557g
Dietary Fiber 31g
Sugars 284g
Protein 73g
Vitamin A  20%Vitamin C  3%
Calcium  44%Iron  56%
Potassium  41%Vitamin E  100%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Cherry-Pecan Balls

Recipe Tags: Cheese Recipes

Date Added: June 11, 2009


1 Egg lightly beaten with
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda in 2/3 c water
1/2 Teaspoon Salt (1 tsp)
1 Cup Sugar depending on taste
1 Teaspoon Almond Extract or up to 3/4 teaspoon
1 Cup Shortening or margarine
3 Ounces Cream Cheese softened
2 1/2 Cups Flour all purpose
1 3/4 Cups Pecans finely chopped
36 Maraschino Cherries halved
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1. Cream shortening and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.

2. Add egg; beat well. stir in almond extract. .

3. Sift together flour, soda and salt in a medium mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture, beating well.

4. Chill 1 hour. . Shape dough into 1 inch balls; roll in pecans.

5. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

6. gently press a cherry half in center of each cookie.

7. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. remove to wire racks to cool.

8. Store in airtight containers in refrigerator up to 1 week.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is high in Vitamin A with 20% of your daily recommended intake per serving. This recipe is high in Vitamin E with 100% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Wheat, Egg, Tree Nuts, Gluten, Cheese, Almonds, Sulfites, Cherry, Natural Sweeteners, Pecan allergies.
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