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Anytime Cookie Balls

(4 Votes)
6 dozen cookie balls
10 Min

Do you need a dessert that can go to school, to work, and even be ready-to-go when you get unexpected company? These will do all that! They're ready for anytime, anywhere (and they travel so well, too)!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup shelled walnuts
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor, combine all ingredients except confectioners' sugar. Pulse mixture on and off until well blended.
  3. Form mixture into bite-sized balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes then place cookies on cooling rack to cool. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

These store well in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks, as long as you wait till they're completely cooled before storing.

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I'm confused by "Bake 10 minutes then allow to cool. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar." Does this mean to leave them on the baking sheet until completely cool? or remove from pan, but don't sugar until cool? Please help. Thanks.

Hi there! Sorry about the confusion. We've gone ahead and fixed the instructions to say that you should remove them from the pan and place them on a cooling rack to cool before sprinkling with sugar.

Cookies sound easy and good. Can you freeze the dough?

Sounds easy and delicious

Very easy to make. I have made two batches so far. One of them after dinner on a school night. Great little cookies. Will keep and share with family and friends

I do not have a food processor - will a blender work on this recipe? Or is there another way to combine all the ingredients?

A blender will pulverize the nuts and chips before mixing happens. I suggest you use the old-fashioned approach: chop the nuts. cream butter, sugar and extract. stir in flour (recommend including 1 tsp baking powder because the dough won't be as fluffy using a mixer or by hand) fold in the mix-ins. HTH, GL

what is 2 sticks of butter

there are 4 sticks of butter in each 1 lb. box. Each stick contains 8 tablespoons. Each stick equals 1/2 cup. Therefore, 2 sticks is equal to 1 cup of butter.

In US, 1 stick butter = 8 US measuring Tablespoons*, OR 1/2 US measuring cup, OR 4 oz (by weight), OR about 113.4 grams. I trust you can do the arithmetic to double the amounts. *PS: US measuring spoons are not the same size as British or Empire measuring spoons.

I think I've found a place to find just the right thing when I've got little time and want a really nice cookie to serve in the living room with coffee. Thanks. Nice web site

Great cookie. Takes minutes to prepare. I did not add the coconut and chocolate chips, substituted 1 tablespoon vanilla extract for the almond extract and baked 5 minutes longer. Adding the extra liquid did not make this dry and crumbly. This recipe made 40 cookies. Can't wait to serve.

Think an ingredient was missing, cookies were very dry and fell apart. Would not make again


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