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Coconut Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Coconut Slice-and-Bake Cookies
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Makes 60 cookies| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Spread the coconut on a rimmed baking sheet and toast, tossing occasionally, until golden, 6 to 8 minutes; let cool.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cooled coconut.
  3. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat to combine. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually mix in the flour mixture just until combined (do not overmix).
  4. Form the dough into two 12-by-1½-inch logs. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours or up to 2 days.
  5. Cut the logs into ⅜-inch slices and place on baking sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with sugar and bake, rotating the baking sheets halfway through, until golden, 9 to 11 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool.
  6. Storage suggestion: Keep the cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
By December, 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per ServingServing Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories 65
  • Fat 3.5g
  • Sat Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 30mg
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 8g
  • Sugar 5g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Iron 0mg
  • Calcium 3mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Coconut Milk
Shredded coconut comes sweetened (used in baking) or unsweetened (used in savory dishes like coconut rice). Toasting either deepens the flavor and gives it a lovely golden color.

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