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Sparkly Coconut Snowballs

By Kerri Conan

Published December 11, 2023

Easiest. Cookies. Ever. That’s what Mark says about his macaroon recipe—which essentially this is, only they’re shaped in small balls and rolled lightly in demerara sugar for wintertime merrymaking. These cookies are also quite versatile: Use up to five cups coconut for something lighter and chewier, or replace some or all of the coconut with nuts (see the variation.)

Photo: Kerri Conan
Photo: Kerri Conan
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Unsweetened, untoasted, ground or finely shredded coconut is the only thing that works here. Fortunately, it’s commonly available; if all you can find are the ribbons, pulse them a few times in the food processor to get the right texture. And if you can’t find demerara — a type of so-called raw sugar that’s crystalized and still golden with its molasses — you can use turbinado sugar or a naturally colored decorating sugar.

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