Tropical Hawaiian Snowballs (Hawaiian-Style Russian Tea Cookies)
photo by Pneuma
- Ready In:
- 1hr 10mins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 5 cookie sheets with parchment paper, or spray with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar and vanilla and coconut extracts.
- Sift together the flour and the salt.
- Slowly add to the butter mixture.
- Add nuts. Mix until blended well.
- Roll into small, bite sized balls. (about 3/4 of an ounce or 2 tablespoons). I like to use a small #40 portion disher (small, 3/4 ounce sized, ice cream scoop) and place 1-inch apart on prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until slightly golden.
- While still warm, (not hot, not cold) roll through powdered sugar.
- Keeps about a week (but they won't be around that long) in an air-tight container.
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Aloha! <br>My name is Steve, and I am from Hawaii. I grew up in the kitchen. I am 29 years old. I have traveled throughout Asia, Europe and the United States, so I do have a different pallet than most. I like good, honest grub (yes, the restaurant in Tokyo, and just good food too). <br> <br>So, just a personal pet peeve right now... I get so angry when I read reviews like this... <br> <br>This turned out well but it's not particularly creamy, I'd say thick but not creamy. I substituted 1/2 cup of the milk with soy milk and I can't taste the difference. I also reduced the sugar to 1/3 cup and it is the perfect amount of sweetness. I added 1/4 c of raisins or more, because it's just not the same without them. I added some cinnamon too, and used half the amount of nutmeg. I think the reviewers who doubled the custard part had the right idea, but with all the alterations, I think I'll try a different pudding recipe next time. Thanks for sharing, though. (She gave the recipe 3 stars) <br> <br>Now is it just me or did she basically change the recipe sooooooo much that it became something new? If I were to make all the changes that this person did, I wouldn't have rated, just leave a private message.... But come on! If you review a recipe, review the recipe posted, not make major changes and then review! <br> <br>Other than that, I am working on a cookbook of my favorite recipes for my family. I'm gonna give it out for Christmas this year! I'm really excited about that! woot! <br> <br>I am famous for a few things... Red Velvet Cupcakes, Cheesecake Tarts, Furikake Chex Mix and cookies, cookies, cookies! <br> <br><img src=http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg271/MrsTeny/Permanent%20Collection/PACSpring09Iwasadopted.jpg> <br> <br><img src=http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg271/MrsTeny/Permanent%20Collection/PACSpring09Participation.jpg> <br> <br>What does the ranking system mean to me? <br> <br>5 stars - I will definitely make this again. Probably sooner than later. It might have required minor tweaking, but was a solid recipe. <br> <br>4 stars - I will more than likely make this again. It might have required some tweaks, but overall was a great recipe. <br> <br>3 stars - I might make this again. It was just ok. <br> <br>2 stars - I will probably never make this again. I really didn't like it, and will make it again only if I had a gun pointed at my head. <br> <br>1 star - Sorry. I will never make this again. Even if there was a gun to my head, I would not make it again. I had to throw it away / spit it out / my dog wouldn't go near it, etc.