Seasons Eatings, Orange Snowballs

 Orange Snowballs

It is the season for snowballs and these orange snowballs are a great treat after a day playing int he snow. For those of you who are wondering where meatless Monday is, I have postponed Meatless Monday until January. I will be posting yummy holiday foods and treats instead ( most are desserts,so meatless anyway). Today lets make Orange Coconut Snowballs.note:this recipe does require refrigeration prior to baking.

orange snowballs katherines corner

What You Need

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

3/4 tsp Coconut extract

1 1/2 Tbsp orange zest (orange part only)

1/2 tsp salt

2 Baking sheets

Electric Mixer

Mixing Bowl

Parchment paper

Melon Baller

Before You Start:  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)

Lets Make It! 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, 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.

Makes about 24

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Comments

  1. sounds a bit like our Ondeh Ondeh. Only that we boil it instead of baking

  2. Yummy! I might have to try these!!

    I have awarded you the versatile-blogger-award. Please come and check it out!

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    ~KM

  3. LOVE your blog. I am so excited to get diggin around here for some cool holiday/gift ideas for Christmas gifts for a student teacher on a STRICT budget this year! I would love a “follow back” and all your expertise anytime, thanks in advance!

  4. Now if you could just figure out a way to keep the coconut from getting stuck in my teeth. I hate when that happens.

  5. Oh those look so DELICIOUS…. I must try these… :) Thank you for sharing these with us…

  6. So much better than store-bought I’m sure!

  7. Wow, those sound really delicious!

  8. I am going to have to try these. They sound absolutely amazing! I love the orange and coconut combination!

  9. Jodi Hall says:

    these look yummy!

  10. Hi Katherine,

    Loving these snowballs! Coconut and orange, perfect Florida combo.

    Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday.

  11. I can never have enough orange recipes for christmas in Florida this one is awesome thanks for sharing!

  12. These look scrumptious! Thanks for the recipe!

  13. I made these today they came out delicious but don’t look half as good as yours… am posting tomorrow with your link back thanks everyone loved them!

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