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Dec192011

« Recipe: Coconut Snowball Cookies »

Coconut Snowball Cookies

Yield: about 5 dozen

Ingredients

1 c butter

2 c granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 t vanilla

1 t baking soda

2 t baking powder

1/2 t salt

5 c sifted flour

3/4 c sour cream

1 c sweetened coconut

 Colored sanding sugar and/or finely chopped walnuts for rolling

Instructions

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.  

In a standing mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. 

Add flour mixture, alternating with sour cream, in 3 additions (beginning and ending with dry ingredients); beat well after each addition.

Add coconut, and combine well.

Transfer dough to a bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Chill for several hours or overnight.

Take dough out of refrigerator approximately 20 minutes before baking. 

Preheat oven to 350 F

Use hands to roll dough into 1 inch bowls. Roll cookie dough in sanding sugar (or nuts) until completely cover. 

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for approximately 10 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes and then remove to wire rack to cool completely.