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Coconut Shortbread Cookies


  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • Sugar , for sprinkling


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Spread coconut on a sheet pan and toast until golden, stirring a few times, about 5 minutes. Put in blender or food processor and chop until coarsely ground.
  • In an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar. Mix in salt and vanilla. Add the flour in two additions and mix until smooth. Gather dough and flatten into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  • Roll dough out on lightly floured surface until thin, about ¼ inch. Cut with a 2 inch circle cutter and place 1 inch apart on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 325°F for 17-20 minutes until golden brown. Cool on sheet pan for a few minutes and transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen


Sodium: 1785mg, Calcium: 78mg, Vitamin A: 4255IU, Sugar: 104g, Fiber: 12g, Potassium: 472mg, Cholesterol: 366mg, Calories: 2527kcal, Saturated Fat: 114g, Fat: 170g, Protein: 22g, Carbohydrates: 239g, Iron: 9mg
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