I absolutely love coconut balls. I think they're great for parties, Christmas, and Valentine's day. They are super delicious and buttery and they completely melt in your mouth. You can do lots of fun things with these. You can dip them in chocolate and then sprinkle coconut, ice them, or roll them in nuts. Whatever makes you happy go for it! They are good just about any way you make them.
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar, plus more for dusting
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter with 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Mix in flour and salt until they're just combined. Stir in coconut.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake until just starting to brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Roll the warm cookies in confectioners' sugar; let cool completely.