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Coconut Slice & Bake Cookies Recipe
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Coconut Slice & Bake Cookies Recipe

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Tinting flaky white coconut reminds me of snowflakes falling under holiday lights. The reds and greens add colorful Christmas wonder. — Lee Roberts, Racine, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:54 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 54 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups flaked coconut, divided
  • 15 drops red food coloring
  • 10 drops green food coloring

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; gradually beat in flour. Stir in 1 cup coconut. Divide dough in half; shape each into a 7-in.-long roll.
  2. Place 1 cup coconut in each of two large resealable plastic bags. Add red food coloring to one bag; seal bag and shake to tint coconut. Repeat with remaining coconut and green coloring. Roll one log in red coconut; roll remaining log in green coconut. Wrap logs separately in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm.
  3. Cut dough crosswise into 1/4-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 12-14 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Slice & Bake Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 2012, p43

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"I suggest you freeze the logs and let them thaw out a bit before slicing. Don't try to slice them while they are frozen or they will crumble...let them thaw but not completely thawed. Makes it easier. This recipe freezes well. Make the logs, freeze them, then bake whenever you want a batch for giving away or for yourself."

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Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"If the coconut won't stick, how about brushing the rolled dough with egg white. This would help with the coconut sticking."

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Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"These are delicious! We make these, but after slicing, we use a fork to press lines into each cookie. They can also be rolled in powdered sugar after baking. Not as colorful as the colored coconut, but an alternative to the problem of coconut that won't stick to the outside. Hard to eat just one!"

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"I baked these last week. Easy enough to make. Great flavor-delicate, buttery, coconut goodness. Pretty for Christmas giving. These have been added to our "Christmas cookie must bake" list. Excellent!"

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2014

"These were so good! Excellent flavor. To get the "bright color", I had to use bakers coloring gel instead of using the usual kind you find at Easter time."

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