Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Cookies

No-Bake Orange Ball Cookies, or Frozen Orange Ball Cookies is an old sweet southern recipe that my mom used to make when I was younger.  I have not had these for a long time and found the recipe in the  December 2006 issue of Kentucky Monthly magazine. 

No-Bake Orange Coconut Balls

1 stick butter or margarine
16-ounce box powdered sugar
6-ounce can orange juice concentrate, thawed
12-ounce box vanilla wafers, finely crushed
14-ounce package sweetened coconut

Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl, mixing well.  Add juice and wafers and mix again.  Pinch off small amounts and roll into balls the size of a dime.  Roll the balls in the coconut and place in a covered container.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.  This recipe also freezes well.  I have also seen a version of this recipe to add 1 cup of chopped pecans.  Makes about 3 dozen.

Mix Ingredients well.

Your hands will get sticky, but these are deliciously YUMMY!
It is also easy for the kids to help if you don't mind them getting messy:)
When we were growing up, mom would keep them in the freezer and we would sneak and get a few! HA!

Kelly over @ Kelly's Korner is hosting Show us your life--Christmas Cookies, take a peak @ her blog and enjoy all the YUMMY recipes!
Merry Christmas!


Crystal said...

Oh my those sound so good! I think I am going to have to make those some this season!!!!!

The Ramirez Report said...

Definitely going to try this recipe!