My kitchen counter is covered with these crispy crowd-pleasers at Christmastime. I make them for friends and family. I also add them to care packages our church delivers to area senior citizens.
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- 1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup finely chopped almonds
- In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add flour; mix just until combined. Stir in coconut, sesame seeds and almonds. Chill for 15 minutes. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 2-in.-diameter roll. Wrap each roll in waxed paper, twisting ends to seal. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Remove waxed paper. Cut into 1/4-in. slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 300° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Simply Sesames in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1997, p34