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Two Peas and Their Pod: Lime Coconut Snowballs

Monday, December 15, 2008

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-Glazed Coconut Snowballs

If you cannot find superfine sugar, you can obtain a
close approximation by processing regular granulated
sugar in a food processor for about 20 seconds.

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

1 tablespoon cream cheese , at room temperature
3 tablespoons lime juice (again I add extra, I love lime)
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar (6 ounces)
1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut , pulsed in food
processor until finely chopped, about fifteen 1-second

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

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.

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Blogger Erica said...

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

9:36 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

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

9:48 AM  
Blogger Bunny said...

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!

9:50 AM  
Blogger kat said...

That's a lot of baking. Happy 6 months

9:56 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Happy Anniversary!

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



9:57 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

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!

10:02 AM  
Blogger Peter M said...

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

10:21 AM  
Blogger Finla said...

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

10:22 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

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.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Cristine said...

What a great looking couple!!!

I love baking days! They are so much fun!

10:58 AM  
Blogger Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

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. :)

10:58 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

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!

11:03 AM  
Blogger Brittanie said...

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!

11:07 AM  
Blogger Shelby said...

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

Thanks for the visit to my blog :)

11:25 AM  
Blogger priscilla joy said...

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!

11:35 AM  
Blogger Suburban Monkey said...

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

11:41 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

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

11:58 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

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

12:01 PM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

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!

12:43 PM  
Blogger Cakebrain said...

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

1:13 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

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!

1:37 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

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

The cookies look delicious!

1:53 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

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

2:57 PM  
Blogger anudivya said...

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

3:13 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

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

3:15 PM  
Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

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

3:56 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

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.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Veron said...

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

4:55 PM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

Maria, your cookie bags are beautiful. Happy Anniversary!

5:11 PM  
Blogger Darius T. Williams said...

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

5:35 PM  
Blogger Cakelaw said...

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.



6:26 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

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.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

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

7:48 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

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!

7:56 PM  
Blogger DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

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


8:15 PM  
Blogger Maris said...

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

8:39 PM  
Blogger Manggy said...

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

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

3:18 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

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

3:25 AM  
Blogger NKP said...

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

4:35 AM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

I'm worn out just reading everything you baked. the goodie bags look fabulous. Happy anniversary!

5:23 AM  
Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Wow! That is an impressive day! I used to do stuff like that, but I never made quite so many cookies in one shot. Very funny that you worked out first. I do that too. It's the belief that you can somehow burn off all the stuff you lick out of the bowls!

Happy 6 monthaversary!

5:43 AM  
Blogger Maria‚ô• said...

Maria your baking marathon was well worth it, everything looks so festive and delish.

Happy 6 month anniversary!


5:59 AM  
Blogger Prudy said...

Holy cow woman-everything looks so insanely good! I've been scrolling down and peeking at everything. You've been busy. I wish my gnocchi looked as good as yours do, not to mention your treat bags.

6:24 AM  
Blogger How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Wow I hope you post the peppermint ice cream recipe. My boyfriend gave me a nice ice cream maker for my birthday in AUGUST!! I still haven't used it but I promised him some holiday themed flavors!

6:54 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Yummy cookies! I love all the pics. You guys are so cute!

7:55 AM  
Blogger grace said...

i hate working at my job for 8 hours straight, but i could cook from sun-up to sunset and love it. i think i know the reason behind that, too--it's the sampling. :)

9:32 AM  
Blogger Nicole and Abe said...

Has is already been 6 months?! Happy Anniversary. Your holiday baking looks so yummy! miss ya

9:54 AM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

You guys are too cute and Happy 1/2year anniversary. It is apparent how happy you are together!!!!!!!

12:40 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Those cookies look good. I love lime!

Congrats. You two are too cute!

2:35 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

aww, happy 6 month anniversary :)

those coconut and lime cookies look scrumptious!

7:07 PM  

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