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.
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