Lemon-Coconut Snowballs

  • JonniDee Posted: 12/19/09
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    I made these exactly as written and they were delicious. Our new favorites! Will be making them again this weekend because we ate them all already. The recipe doesn't make very many, a couple of dozen, so you may want to consider doubling.

  • SuznOahu Posted: 12/23/10
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    I made these exactly as the recipe is written. I did not change a thing. First batch came out burnt on the bottom.....severely burnt on bottom. Second batch, I turned down the oven to 300 degrees, watched them and they still were dark on the bottom before the tops even began to brown. Third batch, turned the oven off, let it cool a bit and then put the cookies in the oven. Watched them like a hawk and finally got a decent batch. Cookies crumble too much though....is the recipe missing some liquid? Think I'll find another snowball recipe and try it next time.

  • Lisamt Posted: 11/27/08
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    Made these for a bite-sized Thanksgiving dessert! I doubled the recipe, which made 5 dozen of these delicious cookies. Great with a cup of tea :) You'll truly enjoy them!

  • bodaciouscook Posted: 12/09/08
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    These are good. Very tasty and easy to make. I gave it 4 stars because the dough was dry and I had to add 1T milk. I didn't pack in the flour - used a spoon to scoop flour into measuring cups - so that shouldn't have been an issue.

  • lfinazz1 Posted: 12/20/08
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    Made these tonight with my daughter. They are wonderful and very easy to make. I will be making these again!

  • gobbledeegouk Posted: 12/24/08
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    This cookie tastes better the longer you chew it. Texture & flavor very unique!!! Easier to roll in sugar than traditional wedding cake cookies that I made before this recipe. I added 1/4 cup of lemon juice plus the zest it was great.

  • cookiegirls Posted: 12/05/09
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    I can't stop eating these. They melt in your mouth and I love the flavor. I added extra coconut and lemon juice. I didn't have coconut extract so I just used vanilla but they turned out fantastic. Will definitely make these again once I run the calories off of this first batch! :)

  • CCakes Posted: 12/17/10
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    I disagree, I love reading other people's alterations--It turns one recipe into a dozen possibilities. Not only can it fix potential flaws in the recipes, it gives helpful variations--especially if it is an uncommon ingredient they are replacing. I also just love seeing other people's creativity. I'd be irritated if they just rated the recipe with out documenting the changes, but since they let you know that its not the exact recipe, I don't see the harm. As for the recipe, I swapped the lemon for lime, and loved it.

  • UtahDeb Posted: 12/24/10
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    Honestly... It looks great but I didn't make it because I'm allergic to coconut. Will the texture change too much if skip the cup of coconut? If so, can I substitute something? I'm a complete novice... so HELP!

  • sandy10 Posted: 12/14/09
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    My sister and I made these last night and decided these are our new favorite Christmas cookie.

  • suendoug2004 Posted: 12/04/09
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    This recipe is almost the same as what we Californians call "Mexican Wedding Cakes", which I love. I think I'll like these too, except in the recipe titled above, we add some finely chopped nuts (I use pecans instead of walnuts); I think I'll add some finely chopped coconut to your recipe.

  • CarrieLu Posted: 12/04/09
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    This is a fantastic cookie! I prefer the lemon flavor, so I substituted lemon extract for the coconut extract, still used the toasted coconut and it was great! Great tea cookie!

  • PadMyCell Posted: 12/21/10
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    I am a total amateur, If I can make it and others enjoy it. That makes it a winner. Easy enough to make. Thank you for the recipe. Happy Holidays.

  • MsFrench Posted: 11/17/10
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    I baked these last night and I am definately adding them to my regular Holiday Cookies. Wonderful texture, incredibly buttery. I doubled the recipe, used grated orange peel instead of lemon and added a couple teaspoons of lemon juice to the recipe. I forgot to toast the coconut but they were fabulous anyway.

  • Blessings2Day Posted: 12/16/10
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    It is truly annoying when people rate a recipe that they have changed! Example: "This recipe was great/terrible! I added this, changed that, eliminated this, baked longer/shorter, didn't have this extremely important, crucial ingredient so I skipped it or used this instead, etc." Don't rate the recipe if you changed it beyone a teeny-tiny extremely minor detail! Otherwise you ARE NOT RATING THIS RECIPE....you are rating a newly created version of the recipe that you created yourself. Sheesh!

  • Allidink Posted: 12/16/10
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    I totally agree with the person who said it's annoying when someone says they loved the recipe but changed it for whatever reason. Which is about all I read from reviews. So cheers to you random person! And boo to all you people who do that!

  • PekeAngel Posted: 12/25/10
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    These are delicious and easy to make even for a newbe. Instead of coconut you can use pecans or any nut that you like. Try it-you will really like it.

  • carolrk Posted: 12/16/11
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    Good cookie. I couldn't find coconut extract though, and so used lemon. That makes it a bit too lemony. But this is not a super sweet cookie, despite all that powedered sugar. I saw a comment about them burning. You really have to take these out when they are just barely golden on the bottom. They are done. No worries.

  • MindyRoller Posted: 12/04/11
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    These are outstanding! I make several batches every year for Christmas and am always asked for the recipe.

  • greenda5 Posted: 12/13/12
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    At first, I wasn't so sure about these cookies. The dough was really, really dry and I thought no way will these come out ok. They also looked really ugly before being doubled rolled in powdered sugar. Resist the temptation to adjust the recipe and follow through with the plan! After these cooled completely, there were delicious and I couldn't stop eating them! The final product also looked really pretty.

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