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Coconut Sugar Cookies (Cut-Outs)

by on December 23, 2005 · 5 comments

This recipe is an old one from Martha Stewart. Even if you don’t like coconut, you may like these cookies because the coconut flavor is kind of subtle.


Coconut Cut-Outs

7 ounces dried, sweetened coconut
3 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, unsalted (I used salted)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
2 eggs
Sparkly sugar

Glaze: 1 cup coconut milk, 8 cups powdered sugar.

Pulverize coconut in food processor. Mix coconut with flour, baking powder and salt.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, extracts and eggs. Stir in coconut/flour mixture.

Divide dough into thirds and form spheres. Chill for an hour or so. Roll to 1/8 inch (mine were a little thicker) and cut out shapes. Sprinkle with coarse (sparkly) sugar if desired.

Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F.

To make the glaze, mix ingredients until they are consistency of honey. I love icings and glazes, but skipped this glaze entirely.

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Published on December 23, 2005

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Amy December 23, 2005 at 6:06 pm

I love food memories. Can’t wait to see your cut-outs.

Anna December 23, 2005 at 6:24 pm

Hi Amy,Here’s the photo. In the meantime, check out my broken blog! I can’t figure out how to

Louise December 2, 2008 at 10:14 am

Hi Anna,
Just a quick note to let you know I “borrowed” this Cut Out Coconut Sugar Cookie recipe link for today’s post celebrating National Cookie Cutter Week. Thank you so much for sharing…

Lisa December 16, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Wow! I just made these for my daughters pre school Christmas party.. DELICIOUS!
I too left off the sugar and glaze, and I”m glad I did cause they are very sweet. I would cut out at least half the sugar if I was going to glaze them. But I love them! Yum!

Anna December 16, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for the comment! Glad you liked them. I think the sugar is what gives them such a good texture.

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