Best Coconut Pecan Cookies Recipe
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Best Coconut Pecan Cookies Recipe

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With this recipe from Betty Matthews, baking Christmas sweets has never been easier. "I gave cookies to friends every year, and these are a favorite," writes the South Haven, Michigan baker. Freeze the dough in logs, then slice and bake the crisp buttery cookies when you need them.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:54 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 54 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups flaked coconut, divided
  • Pecan halves

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 100 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in 2 cups coconut. Shape into six 2-in.-diameter logs. Roll in remaining coconut. Wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  2. Unwrap dough; cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Place a pecan half in the center of each. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2-3 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Pecan Cookies in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p64

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 100 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

If you love coconut, MAKE THESE!!! The only thing I added, although they are sinfully wonderful as the recipe states, is I added a teaspoon of coconut extract along with the egg. Making a double batch today!

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

Great cookies!!! They are on the list as a new family favorite! Great to have in the freezer and just bake up a dozen at a time...not that two or three dozen wouldn't get gobbled up fast!

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

I didn't make these, but I did eat some that I got at a bake sale and begged for the recipe. They are soooo good. Can't wait to make them.

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