Pumpkin, apple, peppermint, chocolate, and cinnamon, are among my favorite flavors of Fall/Winter, and part of the reason why I love the holidays so much! Mmmmmm, pumpkin lattes!
Traditional holiday recipes are usually my go-to (see my Pumpkin Pie Recipe) but I also like to incorporate non-traditonal and easy recipes! These cookies are both!
I'm going to a holiday cookie exchange party and this will definitely be the cookie I bring. These are the easiest cookies to make, and we have to bring 3 dozen cookies (Yikes!)
We had fresh lavender in our garden, and I threw some in. They came out fantastic, but if there is no lavender on hand, they are great without!
Coconut Lavender Balls
Yields 20-36 (depending on size)
Recipe Adapted from Martha Stewart's Coconut Balls
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
2 teaspoons fresh lavender, minced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of a standing mixer, using the paddle attachment (or an electric mixer) cream the butter and 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar on medium speed, until light and fluffy. Lowering the speed to the lowest setting mix in the flour and salt until they are well combined. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the coconut and lavender.
Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Roll dough into 1-2 inch balls, spreading them about 2-inchs apart. Bake for 17-25 minutes (depending on size.) Roll the warm balls in confectioners' sugar, let cool.