Description: Be sure to use unsweetened grated coconut rather than the unsweetened, shredded kind. The finer pieces of the grated coconut make for easier and neater cutting.
- 1 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
- 2/3 cups Granulated Sugar
- 1 Larg Egg
- 1 teaspoon Coconut Extract
- 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 2/3 cups Unsweetened Flaked Coconut
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes.
Total Time: 2 hours
Cream together until light and fluffy:
Whisk together and add:
Unsweetened Flaked Coconut
Stir just until all ingredients are well blended; do not over-mix. Chill dough thoroughly, at least an hour, before rolling. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with your favorite Ann Clark Ltd. cookie cutters. Then transfer cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly colored. Let cookies cool slightly on cookies sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost with Coconut Icing (recipe below) and decorate with grated coconut.
If you prefer, you can substitute an equal amount of coconut milk for the cream (shake the can well before opening), and omit the extract.
2 cups confectioner's sugar
6 to 7 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
Pour the glaze into a small flat bottomed container (such as a plastic sandwich container or a small pie plate) place 1 cup grated coconut in another flat bottomed container. Hold a cookie by the edges with your fingertips and dip it, face down, in the coconut glaze then let the excess run off. Turn the cookie face up and gently shake to even out the coating of the glaze, if needed. Then dip the cookie in the coconut, pressing it lightly so the the coconut adheres to the entire glazed surface. Set the cookie on a cookie sheet or drying rack and repeat with the remaining cookies.