Monday, December 13, 2010

The Perfect Florida Christmas Cookie

Chocolate is my favorite holiday flavor....let's be honest, it's my favorite flavor. I know not everyone is as crazy about chocolate as I am so I've been looking for some good non-chocolate recipes. I stumbled upon this recipe at A Bountiful Kitchen and they are delish! They melt in your mouth! The lime flavor is so tart and is perfect paired with the sweet butter cookie and coconut topping. I can't wait for my family and friends to try my new favorite Florida dessert. (mine are currently safe in the freezer)

Lime Glazed Coconut Snowballs
Found here
Butter Cookie Dough
2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1-2 teaspoon grated lime zest
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
16 tablespoons unsalted butter (2 sticks), cut into
sixteen 1/2-inch pieces, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cream cheese , room temperature

1 tablespoon cream cheese , 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

In bowl of standing mixer fitted with flat beater, mix flour, lime zest, sugar, and salt on low speed until combined. 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.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing about 1 1/2
inches apart. Bake in 375-degree oven until lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Cool.

Beat cream cheese and 2 tablespoons lime juice in medium bowl until combined. Mix in confectioners’ sugar until smooth, adding remaining lime juice as needed until glaze is thin enough to spread easily.
Dip tops of cookies into glaze and then dip into coconut. Set cookies on baking sheet; let stand until glaze dries about 10-20 minutes. 


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