Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hawaiian Snowballs...



I love making Christmas cookies. I usually don't make snowball cookies to give away at Christmas, but I decided to adapt a recipe from one of my daughters cookbooks after trying them and loving them.

Since we live in Hawaii, I thought I'd throw some dried pineapple and macadamia nuts in the dough.

I am so happy I did!

I mean... anything with powdered sugar, pineapple, and macadamia nuts is phenomenal...

... right?

I added a little coconut extract, but I'm sure pineapple extract would work beautifully, should you choose to do so. Or... don't add any. Totally up to you.

These are definitely a keeper on my Christmas cookie list from now on!


Hawaiian Snowballs
Adapted from The Sweetest Snowballs in Sweet Eats by Rose Dunnington

  • 1 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar, Divided And Sifted
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Coconut Extract (Optional)
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Salted Macadamia Nuts
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Dried Pineapple
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees (F).

In a large bowl, cream the butter and half of the sifted powdered sugar. Mix in the vanilla and coconut extract, if using. Add the flour a cup at a time and mix until a ball of dough begins to form. With clean hands, mix in the chopped macadamia nuts and pineapple. Form dough into 1 inch balls and bake on cookie sheets for 12-15 minutes or until done. Cool almost completely and dredge with the remaining powdered sugar. Once completely cooled, store covered. Makes 35-40 cookies.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. This recipe has all of my favorite ingredients....coconut and pineapple.

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