It wouldn’t be the holidays in our house without these little festive bites. They are as much fun to eat as they are to make, especially when the kids help. There’s lots for them to do!
1 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs (separated)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
To prepare: Cream together butter and sugar. Add slightly beaten egg yolks, vanilla and flour. Mix well.
Shape into 1 inch balls. Dip each ball in egg whites and roll in coconut.
Place balls on greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Gently dent the centre of each cookie – we use the back of a “1/2 tsp” measuring spoon but you could use the back of a small melon baller, a round handle of a utensil, or your thumb.
Bake at 350 for 5 mins. Remove from oven and gently re-dent centers. Return to oven and bake and additional 12-15 mins.
Let cool slightly and fill each dent with a tiny dollop of jam.