- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 teaspoons 2% milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup raspberry preserves
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, coconut, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
- Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 1-1/2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten with a glass dipped in flour.
- Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool on wire racks.
- In a small bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Place 1/2 teaspoon preserves and a scant teaspoon of filling on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Reviews for Raspberry Coconut Cookies
"I used whole milk, it's what we have on hand. I used a cookie scoop to get nice uniform cookies so it was easy to assemble the sandwiches. I used seedless raspberry preserves, since it's what my family prefers. They'd also be great with cherry or strawberry. Don't be tempted to pile the filling on, or you'll have a real big mess on your hands!"
"I used the recipe to make thumbprint cookies with raspberry jam instead of the sandwich filling. I made 30 small thumbprint cookies. Delicious!"
"Thank you for your question. We recommend storing these cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator - the recipe will be updated soon."
"These look delicious but I have a question: the filling calls for softened butter but the recipe doesn't say to refrigerate the cookies. Won't the butter spoil if not refrigerated?"
"They are delicious. The only thing is that 2/3 cup of dough to cover them was not enough for my 30 cookies. I left some uncovered. They looked different but were just as good."
"This was my 2nd year to make these for Christmas cookie baking. They are so delicious - even if you don't like coconut - it just has great flavor. I used black raspberry spreadable fruit this year instead of rasp preserves and they are once again a hit! quick and easy to make too. Will make every year!"