Coconut Snowballs

Coastal Living
Coconut SnowballsRecipe
Photo: Alan Richardson; Styling: Betty Alfenito
Makes 4 dozen


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1 cup butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped toasted macadamia nuts
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


Prep: 15 Minutes
Chill: 1 Hours
Bake: 10 Minutes

1. Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk, and beat until smooth. Stir in coconut extract.

2. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Stir in macadamia nuts and lemon zest.

3. Chill dough 30 minutes. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and bake, in batches, at 350° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned on bottoms. Transfer to wire racks; let cool 2 minutes.

4. Place 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar in a bowl, and toss cookies to coat. Let cookies cool completely on wire racks. Toss in powdered sugar again, coating well.

Created date

November 2010