Coconut Snowballs

Two things.

First of all, I realize that I already have a post on the blog called Coconut Snowball Cookies. They are the ones that look like this:

And they are very scrumptious cookies.

But then I found a recipe elsewhere for something called Coconut Snowballs, and these cookies were actually pretty different from my other coconut snowball cookies, and so I wracked my overworked brain for something else to call the new guys. And I came up with…nothing. So sorry about all the coconut snowball confusion, but I can promise that both of these recipes are very worth making.

Second thing is this: you’d think that I would be organized enough to make something called “Coconut Snowballs” when it looked like this outside:

Instead of like this:

But at this point, I am complicating just about everything that has to do with the whole coconut snowball thing, so I figured I would just go ahead and post the darn thing. Because they ARE melt in your mouth delicious, and to be honest, there’s no wrong time to make a coconut cookie, right?

Here’s the recipe. :-)

Coconut Snowballs, from Everyday Food 

Coconut Snowballs
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup confectioner's sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter with ¼ cup confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Mix in flour and salt until they're just combined. Stir in coconut.
  2. Roll dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake until just starting to brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Roll the warm cookies in confectioners' sugar; let cool completely.



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  1. Agreed…there is not a bad time to make a coconut cookie! These look melt in your mouth good. Print…print…print!
    Love the pictures!

  2. Federica says:

    wow che delizia! complimenti!

  3. smalltownoven says:

    These look delicious and so easy! I'm loving the taste of coconut right now (just made a coconut cookie last week). It seems to say "spring" to me.

  4. squirrelbread says:

    so dainty! maybe something to consider at my wedding for those [crazy] non-cake-eaters.



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