Coconut Rum Balls
Makes: 40 cookie balls
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon rum extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 2/3 to 3 cups sweetened flake coconut
Heat oven to 350
Coat 2 large baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray. In medium-size bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, egg yolks, rum extract and salt on medium speed until creamy and smooth, about 2 minutes. On low speed, gradually beat in flour just until blended and soft dough forms.
Spread coconut onto a plate. Drop 1 level tablespoon dough at a time onto plate; roll to evenly coat with coconut, forming balls. Place 1 inch apart onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake in 350 oven 18 minutes or until coconut is golden.
Transfer cookies to wire rack; let cool completely.
From the Recipe Box of my friend Vicki Spurr