Friday, December 2, 2011

Orange Snowball Cookies

Orange, Spice and Coconut a delicious cookie for the holiday!

Recipe Adapted from Katherines Corner  please visit her lovely site and see these little orange gems... her photo's are beautiful!

Thanks Katherine this is a wonderful recipe the only thing I added was a little cinnamon spice.

2 1/4 Cups flour
1 1/4 Cups coconut flakes
2 Sticks butter (softened)
2 1/2 Cups powdered sugar( sifted)
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 1/2 Tbsp orange zest (orange part only)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 Baking sheets
Electric Mixer
Mixing Bowl
Parchment paper
Melon Baller

 Preheat oven to 350. Toast coconut (place on baking sheet and spread out evenly, cook for about 10 minutes, until golden, watch it closely it will burn)

In a mixing bowl beat butter on medium high with an electric mixer until smooth, add vanilla and coconut extract and continue mixing. Slowly add 1 1/4 cups of powdered sugar and blend well. Add flour, orange zest,  cinnamon and salt and continue mixing. Remove mixer and stir in coconut with a spoon. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.  Let dough rest on the counter for a few minutes to allow softening slightly.  Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a melon baller, or a tablespoon, get one level scoop (tablespoon) of dough for each cookie. Roll dough into balls with your hands an place on prepared baking sheets, spacing about 1 inch apart. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Cool on sheets for 5 minutes and roll hot cookies in remaining powdered sugar. Cool and roll in powdered sugar again. Store in airtight container.
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