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Coconut Snowball Cookies Recipe

It looks like there is a fresh dusting of snow on these buttery coconut balls.—Sonya Labbe, Santa Monica, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:54 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flaked coconut, chopped
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in coconut. Shape into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on pans for 3 minutes before removing to wire racks. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 68 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 21 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.