Friday, May 29, 2009

Coconut balls

Coconut balls / Bolinhas de coco

I grew up hearing comments about my bad temper – I used to get in trouble with my father and my teachers for protesting over just about anything. As I get older I try hard to believe I’m also getting calmer. :)
Some things still make me furious, though, and I was mad as hell at the guys from a certain website for not keeping their word (and they did the same to other bloggers I love). You’ll no longer see recipes from Better Homes and Gardens on my blog.

You will, however, see me using recipes from other websites, because there are great ones out there – these coconut balls are one of Martha’s cookies.

Coconut balls / Bolinhas de coco

Coconut balls

1 cup (2 sticks/226g) unsalted butter, softened
¼ cup (35g) confectioner's sugar, sifted, plus more for dusting
2 cups (280g) all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups (200g) sweetened flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF; line two large baking sheets with baking paper.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter with ¼ cup confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Mix in flour and salt until they're just combined. Stir in coconut.
Roll dough into 2.5cm (1 in) balls; place 5cm (2 in) apart on prepared sheets. Bake until just starting to brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
Roll the warm cookies in confectioners' sugar; let cool completely.

Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Makes 36 – I halved the recipe and still got 24

Coconut balls / Bolinhas de coco

21 comments:

Manggy said...

Yay! You got bonus cookies! ;) They look so light and delicious... I feel like I wouldn't be able to stop popping them in my mouth :)

Sorry to hear about BHG. Did you write them? Did they offer an explanation?

oneordinaryday said...

I enjoyed coconut for the first time ever a few weeks ago. I guess your tastes really do change as you grow up. : ) These look mighty good.

Nanny said...

Questi dolcetti di cocco sono una vera bontà,come tutte le tue ricette!

Rose said...

Oh goodness those look good!!!!!

Peter G said...

I don't think I'd be able to stop at one Patricia..they look heavenly!

Snooky doodle said...

oh these are like melting moments but with coconut. They look delicious.

Pille said...

I like how white they look!!

Elyse said...

What happened with BHG? Anyway, I love Martha's recipes, and these coconut balls are no exception. They look awesome! I can't wait to try them out.

anna said...

Ooh, coconut! Yummy!

Kitchen 37B said...

oooh! These look like heaven in a box!

Emily said...

I'm confused about BHG. It sounds like something shady happened. Sorry that happened to you, dear.
I love coconut so I know I would like. Oh man, do those coconut balls look good.

lululu said...

i like the picture a lot, not to say the cookies themselves!!!!

eatme_delicious said...

How did I not know about these?? They look like the perfect cookies for me. I'm such a coconut fiend.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Mark, I did write them (twice) and was completely ignored...
Thank you for your support, my friend.

One Ordinary Day, tks for stopping by! I've changed, too, over the years, and I'm glad about it.

Nanny, grazie!

Rose, thank you!

Pete, thank you! These are pretty addictive, I'll say. :)

Natalie, you are right, the texture is very similar.
Thank you!

Pille, very white, indeed! Like little clouds. :)

Elyse, they proposed a link exchange, I even made a recipe from them to post with their links and then they never posted my link on their blog.
Tks for your support, dear!

Anna, tks! :D

Pia, thank you, darling!

Emily, hey proposed a link exchange, I even made a recipe from them to post with their links and then they never posted my link on their blog. And they did the same to other bloggers I adore, like Helen and Jen.
Tks for your support!

Lu, thank you!

Ashley, and the recipe doesn't call for many ingredients!
Thank you!

gine said...

Oh ... that looks fantastic :-). I love everything with coconut inside :-)!! XOXO

Julia said...

I came over here for the creme brulee ice cream...and then I found these! I love anything coconut, and these look fantastic!

Janine said...

Thank you so much for posting this coconut cookies. I am madly in love with coconuts! Coconuts and chocolate is a match in heaven!

Janine said...

Oh...didnt you, patricia, recently added the measurement link??? I just noticed it and its gonna help me try out your recipes easier! Thanks!!! You're quite thoughtful! lol ;o)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hi, Janine!
I did post it recently - I thought it would be helpful.
Thank you for your kind words,
xx

Anonymous said...

Patricia
Thank you so much for posting this recipe (I say this because I have just found your blog and this is the third recipe that I have done and they have all worked out well and tasted delicious!). Love the boxes - can you tell me where you got them from.

Anne from Sunny Edinburgh (Scotland)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Dear Anne,
Thank YOU for letting me know about the recipes - that makes me so glad!
I bought the boxes here in Sao Paulo, in a small store. Not sure where they are made.

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