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Sesame Coconut Cookies Recipe

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Even folks who normally pass on coconut treats can't resist these crisp butter cookies. They make a nice accompaniment to a hot cup of coffee or tea. —Roberta Myers, Elwood, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min./batch
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min./batch
MAKES: 60 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds

Nutritional Facts

128 calories: 2 each, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein .

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in the coconut, sesame seeds and almonds.
  2. Shape into three 10-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm.
  3. Unwrap dough and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 300° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: 10 dozen.
Originally published as Sesame Coconut Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p95


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