Dessert Recipes

Sweetheart Coconut Cookies

Sweetheart Coconut CookiesRuby red jam and coarse sugar add a festive look to these crisp sandwich cookies…

Sweetheart Coconut Cookies

Sweetheart Coconut Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup sweetened shredded coconut 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract GLAZE: 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 tablespoon water 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Coarse white sugar, optional 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam

Directions

Place coconut and sugar in a food processor; cover and process until coconut is coarsely chopped.

In a large bowl, cut butter into flour until crumbly.

Stir in coconut mixture.

Stir in eggs and vanilla.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in.

thickness.

Cut with a 2-1/2-in.

heart-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour.

Using a 1-in.

heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out the center of half of the cookies.

Reroll small cutouts if desired.

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Place solid and cutout cookies 1 in.

apart on greased baking sheets.

Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Remove to wire racks.

In a small bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, water and vanilla; brush over warm cookies with cutout centers.

Immediately sprinkle with coarse white sugar if desired.

Spread 1/2 teaspoon of jam over the bottom of each solid cookie; place cookies with cutout centers over jam.

Nutrition Facts 1 each:

  • 104 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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