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. Kate says

    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. 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.

  3. squirrelbread says

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



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