Snowball Cookie Recipe with Coconut [with Video]

This Snowball Cookie Recipe bakes cookies that are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, and with a hint of coconut added to the frosting, your senses might think you’ve been transported to a tropical beach.

Oh how I long to be on a tropical beach!!!

When it’s cold outside and snow blankets the ground, try heating up the oven and whipping up a batch of this Snowball Cookie Recipe.

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Snowball Cookie Recipe

Ingredients for Snowball Cookie Recipe

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/ 2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
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Snowball Cookie Recipe Directions

Step 1: Heat oven to 400 F.

Step 2: Cream together shortening, sugar, egg and vanilla extract.

Step 3: Sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Add mixture to wet ingredients, alternatively adding in Greek yogurt.

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Step 4: Flour surface and roll-out cookie dough. Use top of a jar or biscuit cutter to make round cookie shapes.

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Step 5: Bake 8 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack immediately.

Step 6: In medium bowl, using mixer on low, mix powdered sugar, butter, milk and coconut extract until thoroughly combined. Beat on high until frosting is smooth and fluffy.

Step 7: Spread frosting on cookies. Pour shredded coconut into small bowl. Press cookies, frosting side down, into shredded coconut.

Step 8: Store in airtight container.

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And for those bakers who prefer a visual walk through, watch this tutorial on how to make this snowball cookie recipe.

A special thanks for this snowball cookie recipe from www.culinary.net.    

Snowball Cookie Recipe - Cookies with Coconut | Mommy Evolution
Snowball Cookie Recipe

Snowball Cookie Recipe

Yield: 16

This Snowball Cookie Recipe bakes cookies that are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, with a hint of coconut added to the frosting.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/ 2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400 F.
  2. Cream together shortening, sugar, egg and vanilla extract.
  3. Sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Add mixture to wet ingredients, alternatively adding in Greek yogurt.
  4. Flour surface and roll-out cookie dough. Use top of a jar or biscuit cutter to make round cookie shapes.
  5. Bake 8 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack immediately.In medium bowl, using mixer on low, mix powdered sugar, butter, milk and coconut extract until thoroughly combined. Beat on high until frosting is smooth and fluffy.
  6. Spread frosting on cookies. Pour shredded coconut into small bowl. Press cookies, frosting side down, into shredded coconut.
  7. Store in airtight container.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 168mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 7g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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    2 Comments

    1. Yummy! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop 🙂 I just made some Tropical Cupcakes (https://www.bakesandblunders.com/tropical-cupcakes-from-a-box/) and the coconut buttercream had me falling in love. This recipe uses coconut cream for the flavor and I think I’m now obsessed. Creamy coconut frosting tastes like heaven! I’m definitely pinning this recipe 🙂

    2. We will love your Snowball Cookies! Hope you have a very special holiday and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
      Miz Helen

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