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Coconut Snowball Cookies

When it comes to cookies during the winter months, there are so many options. These Coconut Snowball Cookies are delicious every day! These cookies may resemble a snowball, but they taste like sweet creamy coconut cookies. If you’re looking for a new cookie to make with your family this year, this is it!

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What are snowball cookies?

These cookies are referred to as snowball cookies because they look like snowballs. You can’t go wrong with a cookie when it looks like a snowball and tastes like heaven. The little flakes of coconut make it look like a fresh coat of snow has fallen on the ground. This recipe makes 18 cookies and it’s so simple, you’ll love it.

Snowball Cookie Ingredients

ingredients for coconut snowball cookie

Are you wondering what ingredients go inside of these cookies? I promise these cookies may sound basic but the taste of them is immaculate.

  • Unsalted butter – This is a simple ingredient but an important part of the snowball cookies!
  • Sweetened condensed milk – The condensed milk is what gives the cookies the sweet flavor.
  • Flour – You can’t make these snowball cookies without flour!
  • Baking powder – A little baking powder will help the cookies puff up and be yummy!
  • Almond extract – You’ll just pour in a little almond extract to give the cookies flavor.
  • Powdered sugar – The sweetness of powdered sugar is needed in these cookies!
  • Sweetened shredded coconut – This will go on top of the cookies and it will complete the look and the taste.

Gather all of these ingredients and get ready to make these Snowball Cookies! They are going to become a fun tradition in your household every single year!

How to make Coconut Snowball Cookies

  1. Go ahead and preheat the oven and prepare your baking sheet.
  2. Take the butter and sugar and beat it until it’s fluffy.
  3. You are going to add sweetened condensed milk.
  4. Slowly add in the other ingredients.
  5. Put the cookies on a baking sheet and bake as directed.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes on the cookie sheet, then lightly dust with powdered sugar.

This recipe will make 18 cookies! You can go on to make as many batches of these cookies as you’d like!

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How to Freeze Snowball Cookies

Once the cookies are cooled down, you can place them in an airtight container and then freeze them! The cookies will stay good for up to six months.

How to Store the Homemade Cookies

Place the cookies in an airtight container and place them on the countertop. As long as your home is cool enough, you can keep the cookies on the counter for 3-5 days. You can store the cookies in the fridge but they may dry out easily. Use your own discretion.

The next time you’re looking for a cookie to take to a gathering or to make at home, give these Snowball Cookies a try. The taste of coconut and powdered sugar makes them perfect.

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Coconut Snowball Cookies
Yield: 18 cookies

Coconut Snowball Cookies

When it comes to cookies during the winter months, there are so many options. These Coconut Snowball Cookies are delicious every day! These cookies may resemble a snowball, but they taste like sweet creamy coconut cookies. If you're looking for a new cookie to make with your family this year, this is it!

Ingredients

  • 1 c soft butter, unsalted
  • ½ c sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 c flour
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of almond extract
  • ½ c powdered sugar
  • 1 cup of sweetened shredded coconut

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
    2. Prepare a cookie sheet by lining with parchment paper, a silicon mat or lightly spraying with cooking spray.
    3. Beat butter until it is fluffy.
    4. Add sweetened condensed milk (scrape as much out of the measuring cup as possible!) and beat for 2 minutes.
    5. Add the almond extract and blend for 30 seconds.
    6. Add baking powder and stir for 30 seconds.
    7. Add flour, stirring until incorporated.
    8. Add coconut and stir for a few seconds.
    9. Using a medium cookie scoop, drop the dough onto the cookie sheet, leaving about an inch of space between the cookies.
    10. Bake for 12 minutes.
    11. Allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes on the cookie sheet, then lightly dust with powdered sugar.
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