Coconut Sno Ball Cookies

Linda Dalton Recipe

By Linda Dalton Stripey

3 dozen

I'm a little early for Christmas cookies, but I must admit I'm planning ahead. I always make the standard buttery Polverones that everybody loves. Then I make my chocolate and mocha version. And now the coconut lovers have gotten on my case, so this is my easy, buttery, decadent, coconut Polverone recipe. A melt in your mouth cookie that coconut lovers cant get enough of.


1 c
unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 c
confectioners' sugar
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 tsp
coconut extract
1/2 tsp
1 c
shredded sweetened coconut ground in food processor or spice mill
2 c
1 c
confectioners' sugar for dusting

Directions Step-By-Step

In large bowl mix butter and 1/4 cup sugar until well blended. Add vanilla and coconut extract, and salt and mix again. I use a hand mixer for this. Beat in flour, then ground coconut. Divide dough mixture in half forming each into a ball. Wrap in plastic and chill about 30 minutes
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Working with half the refrigerated dough, roll into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Place balls on parchment lined baking sheet and bake 15 minutes. Let cool for about 5 minutes and toss warm cookies in confectioner's sugar.
Repeat baking process and dredging in sugar with second ball of dough. Cool cookies completely and store in air tight containers in your fridge. These are so rich and chewey with coconut flavor. Be warned, if you're serving coconut lovers, make a double batch.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #nuts, #Eggless, #No

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Stephanie Dodd skeen
Jan 3, 2013
I will seek out that recipe now, Linda; LOL I just love the coconut as I am a coconut lover anyway. Everyone has enjoyed them!!! Thanks so much!
Linda Dalton Stripey
Jan 2, 2013
So glad you're enjoying them Stephanie. Earlier on in the comments you mentioned you wanted to make a version of these with chocolate chips. I have a version posted called mocha snow balls (I think that's what I call them) made with cocoa. A few of the gals have made them and liked them. They're a little more crumbly than these, but great for a buttery chocolate fix:)
Stephanie Dodd skeen
Jan 2, 2013
I just made these again yesterday and will become one of my Cmas cookies each year as I LOVE them!!!!
Rose Gallagher cruiselover
Jan 1, 2013
Linda these are definately calling my name! I will have to make soooon! Thanks for the recipe.
Stephanie Dodd skeen
Nov 6, 2012
Linda, that sounds really good as I love anything with lemon. I want to also add some of the mini chocolate chips for a chocolate version. I have always made the standard Pecan Sandies, Mexican Wedding Cakes or whatever you call them; and never varied from the recipe as it is one of my favorites but this recipe takes the cake!!!! I so love coconut too and these are so easy to make in no time!!!