Pile of Christmas coconut snowball cookies

Christmas Coconut Snowball Cookies

  • Author: Vera Zecevic
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 36 minutes
  • Yield: 25 cookies 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Christmas Coconut Snowball Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth, delicious coconut cookies rolled in powdered sugar. They will be perfect for your Christmas cookie tray! These festive cookies are portable, sweet, and overall, the best Christmas dessert!


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely shredded coconut
  • 2 cups powdered sugar for coating


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; lined a pan with baking paper and set aside
  2. Mix butter on medium speed until creamy in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment
  3. Add 2/3 cup powdered sugar and salt, mix well.
  4. Add in vanilla, cornstarch and finely shredded coconut.
  5. Continue mixing on low speed gradually adding flour and mix until evenly combine.
  6. Scoop 1 Tbsp dough at a time and roll into a ball, place balls on lined baking paper.
  7. Bake about 16 – 18 minutes (until bottoms get light golden color )
  8. Remove from the oven, cool a few minutes and while cookies are still warm roll them in powdered and let them on a wire rack to cool completely and then roll them in powdered sugar once again, to coat them generously.