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.

22 comments:

Federica said...

I think that the addition of cinnamon was very appropriate. These cookies are heavenly. Thanks for sharing, I take advantage of your recipe for my Christmas home- made gifts ^__^ Bye, have a great week end

Becky said...

Claudia,

Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe. I love the addition of the orange, coconut, and cinnamon. they will look so enticing on a cookie plate.

Greg said...

These sound really good. My mom always made a cookie like these for the holidays except hers didn't have orange and cinnamon.

Lizzy said...

Oh,yum!!! I didn't realize that these had coconut in them...which makes them even MORE delicious!

Tina said...

This one is a keeper! I like the unique combination of flavors as well as the snowy presentation. Great holiday cookie to add to the plate. Thanks for sharing this one Claudia!

Curt said...

Awesome. My kind of cookie. And the cinnamon was a nice touch. Probably my favorite of the sweet spices.

Belinda @zomppa said...

Such a great combination! I love citrus and coconut.

Rhonda said...

It's like bringing a little bit of the tropics and wrapping it up like a snowball for the holidays.

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

What a great dessert perfect for the holidays!! I love this and the touch of orange sounds fantastic!! :)

RavieNomNoms said...

oooo yummy! I love the orange.

Kiri W. said...

I love that these don't sound too heavy, and the orange should be a good balance to the sweetness from the powdered sugar :)

Claudia said...

Orange in underused for cookies - they always give off a rich, seasonal scent and these are picture-perfect!

Barbara Bakes said...

They look so festive. Perfect for the holidays.

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts said...

What great cookies! I love the orange and cinnamon - perfect for Christmas time!

Cucina49 said...

I'm totally with you on the cinnamon. These look awfully tasty.

Drick said...

what a nice recipe, I like it, it is so close to one of my families recipes but not with the orange... yup, I like it, esp with the spice

redkathy said...

Another yummy Christmas cookie for the Queen of Cookies! Fabulous display my friend. I only wish I could bake cookies like yours :)

Reeni said...

I love the kind of cookies that just melt in your mouth like this! Delectable!

Amalia said...

These look so delicious, perfect for the holiday season! Lovely recipe :)

Katherines Corner said...

a wonderful addition to the recipe my bloggy friend xo

Winelady Cooks said...

Oh, what a delicious recipe just in time for my cookie exchange. I love coconut and orange.

Thanks for sharing,
Joanne

bookcasefoodie said...

I saw these on your sidebar with my name written all over them. Great combo.