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Raspberry Coconut Cookies.

December 13, 2011 by Carolina

It’s that time of the year — time for cookie exchanges! Last year I made no-bake chocolate cookies & lemon ricotta cookies, after having a showing like that I knew this year I had to up the ante. I had some raspberry jam at the house & immediately thought thumbprint cookies would be the way to go. I have a standard thumbprint recipe I go to when I want to make these but this time I switched things around by adding coconut to the mix — thanks to Food Network (& the countless hours I’ve spent watching their holiday programming)  I was inspired.

Ingredients (makes 30 – 34 cookies)

3 sticks unsalted butter

1 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg, beaten

1 tablespoon of water

1 bag sweetened coconut flakes

Raspberry jam

Preheat the oven to 350. In a bowl, mix together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fully combined. Mix in vanilla & set aside.

In another bowl, sift flour & salt together. Add the sifted flour mixture slowly into the butter mixture at a low speed; mix until dough is together.

On a floured board, roll dough together & place inside a zip-lock bag; refrigirate for 30 – 40 minutes.

Beat egg with tablespoon of water to create an eggwash. Make an assembly linfe consisting of dough, eggwash & coconut. Roll dough into 1″ balls, dip & roll around egg wash & do the same on the coconut. Place cookie balls on cookie sheet & press the middle to create an indentation/spread the cookie. Spoon jam in indentation & bake for 20 minutes until cookies are golden brown.

Great hot or cool, these cookies are absolutely delicious. Buen provecho!

What’s your favorite holiday cookie recipe?

Carolina

Carolina is a marketing professional living in Orlando, Florida. Originally from Colombia, Carolina loves experimenting with different spices in the kitchen. When she's not cooking she loves to run, practice yoga and spend time with her dog Rocco. Carolina is passionate about travel and always has her suitcase packed and ready to go!

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