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Coconut Snowball Cookies

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
  • Makes
    4-1/2 dozen


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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 68 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 21mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
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  • Margaret
    Nov 29, 2020

    Great recipe with major flaws. The dough didn't form a ball!!! it was simply powder. if you tried to form in into a ball it just fell apart. I added 8 tablespoons of milk, one by one, until the dough held its shape. Other than the dough, this recipe is great. They taste amazing and look pretty too.