6 tablespoons of sugar divided
3 drops of red and 3 drops of green food coloring
2 sticks butter softened at room temp.
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla (or almond extract)
1 cup walnuts coarsely chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries (or dried cherries chopped)
4 oz. cream cheese
1/2 can of condensed milk
heat oven to 375 degrees
In a small bowl combine sugar and red food coloring. Mix well until all sugar is colored.repeat for green sugar.Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.add vanilla.
Combine flour,salt and baking powder and gradually add to butter mixture. Shape in to 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet .flatten the balls with fork. bake 8-10 minutes. let cool.
Beat cream cheese and add condensed milk.
Crush the cookies with hands.Add walnuts,cranberries or cherries and creamMix until well blended. Shape into balls in roll in colored sugar. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!