Today, my mom asked my boyfriend and I to make cookies for my dad who was having a business meeting at our house. I had just spent two hours baking a coffee cake this morning so I was a bit hesitant-that is until my mom mentioned who would be attending the meeting. The MAYOR of our town! I quickly agreed to bake for the meeting, when would I have another opportunity to share my treats with the Mayor?! So I found a Chocolate Crinkle recipe, and decided to adapt it to make the recipe my own.
Luckily, the cookies came out fabulous! I baked three cookie sheets worth, and when the meeting was over, only 4 cookies were left! The best part? After the Mayor left, he called just a few minutes later. He had set aside a few cookies to bring home, and forgot them when he left. He drove back to our house to pick them up! I'm so excited that I had a chance to share my passion for desserts with people who enjoyed them so much!
Here's the recipe, let me know how you like them, enjoy!
Chocolate Coconut Snowballs
2- 1 oz melted unsweetened chocolate (or 6 Tablespoons cocoa powder & 3 Tablespoons melted butter, combined)
1/2 cup Crisco
1 2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extracr
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded, sweetened coconut + coconut to roll coat cookies
1/3 cup milk, minus 1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon coconut milk
Cream Crisco, sugar and vanilla. Beat in eggs and chocolate. In a seperate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir the 1/2 cup coconut into the flour. Mix milk and coconut milk together. Add flour mix alternately with milk to chocolate mix. Preheat oven to 350. Refrigerate cookie dough for 15-20 minutes. Place enough confectioner's sugar and shredded coconut in seperate bowls to cover each cookie. Using a small cookie dough scoop, roll the cookie dough into balls. Roll each ball in coconut, and then in confectioner's sugar. Drop each cookie on a greased cookie sheet, and lightly press with a fork. Bake for 15 minutes. Makes about 36 cookies.