Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Martha Stewart Coconut Balls

Another Martha Stewart recipe :) These were super good although a bit messy to make!

Martha Stewart Coconut Balls


Makes 36.

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar, plus more for dusting
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups sweetened flaked coconut


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter with 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Mix in flour and salt until they're just combined. Stir in coconut.
2.Roll dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake until just starting to brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Roll the warm cookies in confectioners' sugar; let cool completely.

These are the adjustments I made:

1. I thought 1 inch balls were too big so I made them about 1/2 inch. The recipe made about 60 cookies instead of the suggested 36.
2. I only baked them for 15 minutes.
3. I let them cool for 5 minutes then rolled them in powdered sugar. I let them rest another 5-10 then rolled them again. If you just "dust" them the sugar gets moist and doesn't look all nice and pretty! I ended up using at least 1 cup of powdered sugar for the outside.

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