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Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Snowballs

If you like the taste of coconut and chocolate, you can't help but love these fancy and festive-looking cookies.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + chilling
  • Makes
    about 5-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • TOPPING:
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons shortening
  • 2-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut, toasted

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in German sweet chocolate, coconut and pecans.
  • Roll into 3/4-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a microwave, melt semisweet chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip tops of cookies into chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets; sprinkle with toasted coconut. Chill 1 hour or until firm.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 133 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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