Mary Beth's Menu - Minnesota Mint Snowballs

by ‎07-15-2015 04:52 PM - edited ‎11-29-2015 03:37 PM

Growing up in Minnesota, we made these cookies quite often. But we probably made real snow balls even more often. : ) 


Minnesota Mint Snowballs


Cookie ingredients:

  • 1 cup softened butter (or shortening)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup quick oatmeal

Mix together all of the above ingredients in a Kitchen Aid Mixer


Roll into 1-inch size balls.


Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.


Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Frosting recipe:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Green food coloring
  • 1-2 cups shredded, sweetened coconut

Mix the first three ingredients together then add just enough green food coloring to the frosting to make it a pretty mint color.

Allow baked cookies to cool a few minutes. Then, dip each ball into the frosting and then roll in the coconut and set on a plate to cure.
















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on ‎07-16-2015 03:30 PM

Thanks for the recipe Mary Beth.  It looks great!

by QcustomerSince1988
on ‎07-17-2015 04:25 PM

LOVE coconut, and oh, these look ever so delicious, Mary Beth! Each time I make them (or even eat one), I will always think of the sweet, lovely Mary Beth Roe. I have "known you" since you were at CVN before The Q merged with them. You and I have 'grown older' - together! (Note that I did not say grown "old" together! ~Smile~)
Oh! Would you please tell Dan Wheeler something for me? That he is the only Q show host whom I love as much as I love you? I love your deep spirituality and devotion to God, and feel that I can always trust what you say about a product. Sometimes, I actually do not purchase a product (of which I'm very interested!) unless I see either you or Dan presenting it. (True!) 
God bless you and yours, and please thank the 'powers that be' at The Q for allowing hosts to wish customers, "Merry Christmas". (!!!)

by jksmqvc
on ‎07-18-2015 01:51 AM

Hi MaryBeth, could you or anyone else reading this tell me what exactly mint extract is and is it something I can easily find at the grocery store?  Thank you.  These are so pretty and I have a feeling so delicious!  Would love to make them.

on ‎07-21-2015 06:05 AM

I made these yesterday.  The positive is they look very pretty on the plate.  The negatives are mint extract is very expensive, icing them and getting the coconut on a very messy job.  The taste was okay.

i always enjoy your presentations, Mary Beth.  Your sincere faith in God, your gracious manner, and sweet nature brighten the day.

by Gunnerboy
on ‎07-26-2015 08:20 PM

Looks  so very good and pretty😀😀😀😀

by flpetersen
on ‎11-29-2015 09:57 PM

I have made these many times.  They are delicious.  To jksmqvc, mint extract is the same as peppermint extract.  You should be able to easily find it near the vanilla extract, food coloring, spices section of your grocery store.  Happy eating!

by JanetsEssentialOils
on ‎12-06-2015 12:41 PM

Substitution Suggestion on the AWESOME recipe!  Instead of the Mint Extract - how about a healthy Peppermint Essential Oil by Young Living!  It is completely PURE with NO Synthetics... perfect for sharing this dessert!  I would just put in 2 drops to substitute for the 1/2 teaspoon of extract!  ENJOY!


by Maryann61
on ‎12-17-2016 09:42 PM

Is that the correct amount of time to bake the cookies, 25-30 minutes?  It seems like a long time to me.