Snowballs

There seemed to be some problems with my reblogged post, so lets see if this works!  This is one of our very early posts and we have so many newer followers since this post we thought we would share it again. This is a Christmas staple and an excellent addition to any Christmas cookie tray. We are making these right now, Evie is rolling in coconut as I type!

I should call these cookies Newfoundland snowballs.

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These are cookies that I grew up eating and Evie loves them now.  I haven’t met anyone that didn’t like them.  I made a batch recently and shared with a few people.  They are really easy, no bake and quick to make with few ingredients.

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The coconut used is fine or medium desiccated unsweetened coconut.

Put the first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan and melt stirring to combine.

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I should call these cookies Newfoundland snowballs.

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These are cookies that I grew up eating and Evie loves them now.  I haven’t met anyone that didn’t like them.  I made a batch recently and shared with a few people.  They are really easy, no bake and quick to make with few ingredients.

The coconut used is fine or medium desiccated unsweetened coconut.

Put the first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan and melt stirring to combine.

Into another bowl add the next 3 ingredients and mix to combine.

Add the melted butter mixture to the oat mixture and mix.  Let this cool, I usually put it in the fridge for about half an hour until it will hold shape when rolled into balls.

Roll into balls and then roll in coconut.  That is it!

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These also freeze well and are good in the freezer for a few months.  Sometimes I freeze…

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Gingerbread Mouse

These were supposed to be reindeer, but Evie insists that they look more like little mice.  She said they remind her of her book GingerBread Mouse (by Katy Bratun).

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Either way, mice or reindeer they are cute and fun to make.  We also made a few Westies, moose and other holiday shapes.

It is a really easy gingerbread cookie recipe too.

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1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature.

1/2 sugar, 1/2 cup fancy molasses

1 large egg yolk.

Cream the above ingredients together until light.

In another bowl mix together:

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp cloves

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp salt

Blend the dry ingredient into the wet ingredients and mix until you have a dough.  pat into a disk wrapped in plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour before using.

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Let chilled dough come to room temperature, about 15-20 minutes.  Then roll out to about 1/4″ thick and cut into you favourite shapes.  For the mice/reindeer press pretzel twists for the ears and chocolate chips for the eyes and a red Smartie (or M&M) for the nose.  Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.   Let cool on a wire rack.

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