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Sesame Coconut Cookies

 Sesame Coconut Cookies
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
60 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min./batch

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Shape into three 10-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate
  • for 1-2 hours or until firm.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 128 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 90 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.