I was introduced to these cookies on my first date with my husband. I’ve been in love with both ever since! Thankfully, J., the author of the recipe, a wise mom of three, attached a recipe card to her plate of cookies at that memorable cookie get-together and I snatched it right up. Her instructions are in vague Spanish, and I’ve asked for a few clarifications, just to be sure I don’t muddle anything about these incredible chocolate coconut snowballs of delight. Original recipe, safeguarded between the pages of my journal.
Here’s where I’m getting stark honest with you. I’ve declared my undying loyalties to these cookies, yet this is the first time I’ve made them. You see, my friend J., is so dependable to stir up a batch of these yummy snowball cookies for each and every church event that I’ve never found the need to make them myself. Of course, I could have just snapped a few photos of her incredibly perfect specimens of snowball cookies, but what’s the fun in that? Better to make a few dozen myself, and then practice
not eating them one by one by one.
Melt margarine in a saucepan.
Add milk, cocoa, and sugar. Combine and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat and add coconut and oats. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
With moistened hands, form small 1″ balls and roll in coconut to coat.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.