Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Coconut Snowballs

If you're a coconut lover,
you'll love these snowballs.
A favourite of my Grandkids.
An easy recipe for children
to get involved and help create.

Dipped in icing sugar (confectioners sugar), 
and rolled in coconut, 
these decadent snowballs are
 sure to add sweetness and prettiness to an
afternoon tea, also great for a children's party.

Makes 2 dozen 

1/2 cup unsalted softened butter
3 tablespoons icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract (I used coconut extract)
Pinch of salt.
1 cup all-purpose flour.
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
(Walnuts can be substituted for any nuts, raisins 
 or chocolate chips etc.)

For the dipping:
1 cup icing sugar (confectioners sugar),
2 tbsp. milk (approx)
1 1/2 cups coconut 
Cream together the butter and sugar
 with an electric mixer.
Add the vanilla and salt.
Add in the flour.
Stir in the nuts.
(dough may look like it's missing liquid,
it's not, press it together.)
Place dough in refrigerator wrapped in plastic wrap
 for approx. 1/2 hr.

Remove from fridge,
Preheat oven to 350 deg. F
Shape dough in small balls approx. 1 inch in diameter
Place on cookie sheets.

Bake for 12-14 minutes.
Do not over bake.
They should be slightly brown on the bottom
but not cracked on the top.

Cool completely.

Mix together the icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
and milk until smooth but not thick.
Place coconut for dipping in another bowl.

Dip cookies in glaze letting it drip down sides.
I hold it between 2 forks and let the excess drip off.
Dip and roll into coconut until completely covered.
(this can be messy)

Place on a rack to let the glaze harden. 


They taste as good as they look!!

I made this batch in 2017
Nut free - 
I substituted the nuts for white chocolate chips

I used these snowballs in my
Winter's Tea.
To view click here.

Thanks for your visit xo


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