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Coconut Balls

Coconut Balls

Coconut Balls

Coconut Balls
4.8 rating based on 12,345 ratings
4.8/5 (5)
Course: Hand-Shaped CookiesDifficulty: Medium



A snowball/teacake type cookie with a whole nut in the center and rolled in coconut.


  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour (sift first, then measure)

  • 1/2 pound pecan halves, or whole almonds

  • shredded coconut


  • Pre-heat oven to 325 F. Beat together butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Sift flour with salt and add to butter mixture; blend. Shape dough around each nut to form a 1-inch diameter ball. Roll in coconut. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool and store in loosely covered can.


  • Recipe donated by “NancKopf.”


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Great recipe, thumbs up. Super easy, just follow the directions.
- Alonna

Delicious, a bit mushy, but a great recipe. I'd definitely make this again. I love coconut. WOuldn't be so great if I didn't. I know many who don't like it cuz its coconut. But delicious for me. I couldn't stop eating them!!!
- A Baker

I would definitely make these again! They were a big hit! Very Yummy.
- Katie Meyer

I made the recipe exactly the same as above but add 1 tblspoon of imitation Rum and they were delicious. I also put them in the freezer for a bit before serving them which made them not as mushy. They were a hit!
- Momof3

Kind of mooshy but tasted great!
- Emily
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