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Lime Coconut Snowballs

Lime Coconut Snowballs

Over the weekend I baked up a storm. I woke up at five on Friday morning and worked out…then started my baking adventures a little after 6:00. I didn’t stop until Josh got home around 5:00! It was a fun filled day! I got a lot done, but not enough so I baked on Saturday afternoon too! Josh helped on Saturday so everything went a lot faster! A big thank you to Josh’s mom. She sent me the cutest snowman apron to bake in!! It came in handy!



I made a ton of goodies…chocolate crinkles, cranberry white chocolate oatmeal cookies, Dorie’s world peace cookies, coconut lime snowballs, peppermint cr
unch cookies, peppermint bark, and chocolate dipped pretzels. Whew! I think that is it:) Oh, I also churned three batches of peppermint ice cream! It was one sweet weekend!

Luckily, we gave away our goodies…ok, we sampled a f
ew, but we had a holiday party on Sunday night and we gave goodie bags as favors. They turned out super cute! We are delivering the rest of the goods to our neighbors and friends.



I will be sharing some of my recipes this week. Today I will give you my coconut lime snowball recipe. They are unique and everyone loves them! I get requests for them all of the time. The lime and coconut are made to be together. The cookie is pretty basic, but once you add the lime glaze and dip them in coconut…HEAVEN!!

I am also sharing a picture of me and Josh. It was our six month anniversary yesterday! The best six months ever! Josh also surprised me with not one, but three bouquets of flowers. They are gorgeous. He is the greatest!



Lime Coconut Snowballs

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients:

Butter Cookie Dough
2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon grated lime zest
3/4 cup superfine sugar
1/4 teaspoon table salt
16 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into sixteen 1/2-inch pieces, at cool room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cream cheese, at room temperature

Glaze
1 tablespoon cream cheese, at room temperature
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut , pulsed in food
processor until finely chopped, about fifteen 1-second
pulses

Directions:

1. FOR THE COOKIES: In bowl of standing mixer fitted with flat beater, mix flour, lime zest, sugar, and salt on low speed until combined, about 5 seconds. With mixer running on low, add butter 1 piece at a time; continue to mix until mixture looks crumbly and slightly wet, about 1 minute longer.
Add vanilla and cream cheese and mix on low until dough just begins to form large clumps, about 30
seconds.

2. Use hands to roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake one batch at a time in 375-degree oven until lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Cool to room temperature.

3. FOR THE GLAZE: Whisk cream cheese and 2 tablespoons lime juice in medium bowl until combined and no lumps remain. Whisk in confectioners' sugar until smooth, adding remaining lime juice as needed
until glaze is thin enough to spread easily.

4. Dip tops of cookies into glaze and scrape away excess, then dip into coconut. Set cookies on
parchment-lined baking sheet; let stand until glaze dries and sets, about 20 minutes.

Adapted from Baking Illustrated


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61 Responses to “Lime Coconut Snowballs”

  1. 1
    Erica — December 15, 2008 @ 10:36 am

    These sound delicious! Your goodie bags look fabulous! I bet everyone at your party was just thrilled! Great pic of you two- happy anniversary!

  2. 2
    Barbara Bakes — December 15, 2008 @ 10:48 am

    I love lime cookies. These look wonderful! I’ll look forward to the cranberry white chocolate cookie recipe.

  3. 3
    Bunny — December 15, 2008 @ 10:50 am

    Happy 6 month anniversary you two love birds, I hope the honeymoon lasts a lifetime! I start my marathon tomorrow, wish me luck…I’m gonna need it! The cookies look great!

  4. 4
    kat — December 15, 2008 @ 10:56 am

    That’s a lot of baking. Happy 6 months

  5. 5
    Rosa's Yummy Yums — December 15, 2008 @ 10:57 am

    Happy Anniversary!

    Wow, you are courageous! Those cookies look delicious and the bags very pretty…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  6. 6
    Pam — December 15, 2008 @ 11:02 am

    What a sweet couple you are. He sounds like a KEEPER!

    Those cookies are calling my name… I love lime coconut so you can imagine how much I am drooling right now. Great post!

  7. 7
    Peter M — December 15, 2008 @ 11:21 am

    You two make a great looking couple and he’s lucky to have a gal that loves baking up a storm!

  8. 8
    Happy cook — December 15, 2008 @ 11:22 am

    They looks yummy delcious.
    Happy Anniversery.
    Love the apron too.

  9. 9
    Dawn — December 15, 2008 @ 11:22 am

    whew! I’m tired just reading this! But it sounds like you had fun baking. I’ve just started my baking, I don’t know if I can do an all day marathon (I have a really small kitchen).
    Love the cute photos btw.

  10. 10
    Cristine — December 15, 2008 @ 11:58 am

    What a great looking couple!!!

    I love baking days! They are so much fun!

  11. 11
    Balance, Joy and Delicias! — December 15, 2008 @ 11:58 am

    that’s really a marathonic baking day! I bet you had a lot of fun!!!!
    I’ll re-read your previous post of my party meal ideas. :)

  12. 12
    Cathy — December 15, 2008 @ 12:03 pm

    Wow, you were busy! Your goodie bags are adorable! I did some baking this weekend also and made a couple of the same ones that you baked — the World Peace cookies (the best cookies ever, perhaps?) and some peppermint bark. All of your cookies sound great — love the coconut lime ones that you posted today! And happy 6 months to you and Josh!

  13. 13
    Brittanie — December 15, 2008 @ 12:07 pm

    Cute pictures. I still can’t believe how long your hair is getting. I have NEVER seen it this long. Wish I could have been there to bake with you. Christmas baking is the best!

  14. 14
    HoneyB — December 15, 2008 @ 12:25 pm

    Sounds like you had a fun filled baking weekend! I love the apron and nice photos!

    Thanks for the visit to my blog :)

  15. 15
    Priscilla — December 15, 2008 @ 12:35 pm

    Yummy the cookies look so good. You are making me tired with all those goodies baked, but it sounded like loads of fun. Happy 6 months to you and Josh. You guys make one cute couple!

  16. 16
    Life on Pelican Street — December 15, 2008 @ 12:41 pm

    Happy six months, cant believe it’s been half a year already! Love you guys!!!

  17. 17
    Allie — December 15, 2008 @ 12:58 pm

    You guys are the cutest! The cookies look amazing yummy!

  18. 18
    Colleen — December 15, 2008 @ 1:01 pm

    It looks like you were one busy lady this weekend! Can’t wait to see the rest of the recipes!

  19. 19
    Mary Ann — December 15, 2008 @ 1:43 pm

    Congrats on your 6-months! Ya’ll seem so happy- it is great! I love that I am not the only one doing these crazy baking marathons. All your cookies and treats sound wonderful! I am sure the lucky recipients were very happy!

  20. 20
    Cakebrain — December 15, 2008 @ 2:13 pm

    Wow! you were sure busy! The goodie bags look fantastic!

  21. 21
    Megan — December 15, 2008 @ 2:37 pm

    Aww – you two are the cutest! Happy anniversary! I’m looking forward to seeing what you made this weekend, because anyone that bakes for that long in one day is my hero. (I thought I was the only one with that kind of endurance!)

    Bake on girl!

  22. 22
    Jodi — December 15, 2008 @ 2:53 pm

    You lucky girl! 3 bouquets! WOW! Congratulations on your 6 month anniversary!!!

    The cookies look delicious!

  23. 23
    ttfn300 — December 15, 2008 @ 3:57 pm

    nice photo of you guys :) and those cookies sound delish!

  24. 24
    anudivya — December 15, 2008 @ 4:13 pm

    What a nice way to celebrate! A whole day of baking cookies is making you glow! :)

  25. 25
    nicole — December 15, 2008 @ 4:15 pm

    These look delicious and that is so sweet that your husband bought you flowers. How sweet!

  26. 26
    VeggieGirl — December 15, 2008 @ 4:56 pm

    Hooray for TONS of baking and for a lovely anniversary!! :-)

  27. 27
    Jan — December 15, 2008 @ 5:46 pm

    Congratulations on your 6 month anniversary, Maria, may you have many more.

    I love your goody bags, they look delightful, as do your snowball cookies. You certainly have been baking up a storm. Great job!

    Thanks also for stopping by my blog, I appreciate your kind comments.

  28. 28
    Veron — December 15, 2008 @ 5:55 pm

    Don’t you look adorable in that cute apron. And that was indeed a fun sweet weekend.

  29. 29
    Mary — December 15, 2008 @ 6:11 pm

    Maria, your cookie bags are beautiful. Happy Anniversary!

  30. 30
    Darius T. Williams — December 15, 2008 @ 6:35 pm

    Oh wow – you did a bunch of baking – it all looks great!

  31. 31
    Cakelaw — December 15, 2008 @ 7:26 pm

    Congratulations on your 6 month anniversary!!

    I have just finished doing exactly the same as you, and boy am I tired. I will post about my Christmas boxes shortly.

    If you are having trouble emailing me, could you please post a comment with your email address in it (I won’t publish it), and I will email you direct from another address so that we can tee up.

    Cheers

    Cakelaw

  32. 32
    Pamela — December 15, 2008 @ 8:15 pm

    The flowers are lovely! And I really think it’s great that he likes to help in the kitchen, too. The apron is adorable. I would kill for an all day bake marathon! Someday… For now, I bake in fits and starts, but it’s getting done.

  33. 33
    Melissa — December 15, 2008 @ 8:48 pm

    That sounds like fun. I love just spending a whole day baking.

  34. 34
    Liz — December 15, 2008 @ 8:56 pm

    All of your cookies sound wonderful! I have a lime-coconut truffle recipe that I love, so I’m very excited to try the combo in cookie form. Happy 6 months to you and the hubby!

  35. 35
    DESIGN BY CATHLEEN — December 15, 2008 @ 9:15 pm

    Cookies sound so good, wish I was on your cookie list!
    Hmmm

    xoxo,
    Cathleen

  36. 36
    Maris — December 15, 2008 @ 9:39 pm

    Love the apron :) Sounds like a delicious baking marathon!

  37. 37
    Manggy — December 15, 2008 @ 11:15 pm

    Aw, you guys are too cute! And even cuter with the snowman apron :) You are a lean, mean baking machine! Nice work!

  38. 38
    Maryann — December 16, 2008 @ 4:18 am

    Six months anniversary?! That’s so cute. You must be in love!
    He’s very lucky to have you :)

  39. 39
    Culinarywannabe — December 16, 2008 @ 4:25 am

    Aww, what a cute picture! We are about to hit our 3 month – it really flies by doesn’t it?!

  40. 40
    Natashya — December 16, 2008 @ 5:35 am

    You guys are way too cute! Happy Anniversary!
    Great job baking up a storm for friends and family – they must be thrilled. :)

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