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Dipped Coconut Shortbread

Suggests Toni Petroskey, Lorain, Ohio, "These cookies are great for Valentine's Day. Coconut adds flavor and texture to the shortbread."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening


  • In a bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in coconut. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  • On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. round cookie cutter.
  • Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 300° for 20-25 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool on wire racks.
  • In a small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips and shortening. Remove from the heat; dip cookies halfway into chocolate. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets until set.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 333 calories, 22g fat (14g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 155mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • slmacbeth
    Mar 19, 2018

    I don't know what I've done wrong. I followed the direction, but I can't get this dough to be anything but crumbs.Update: Added some milk to the dough to get it to hold together, and it worked, and tasted pretty good. Might not technically be shortbread anymore, but at least it worked.

  • Jennerick
    Feb 3, 2015

    I've made these cookies several years now for Valentines Day and everyone loves them! I always use a heart- shaped cookie cutter and they turn out really cute - thanx so much for this fantastic recipe... It's a keeper!

  • doubleminttwin
    Oct 30, 2010

    Have used this recipe for years and is a favorite Christmas cookie gift. Great when dipped in white chocolate and then sprinkled with Christmas colors.