|Orange, Spice and Coconut a delicious cookie for the holiday!|
Thanks Katherine this is a wonderful recipe the only thing I added was a little cinnamon spice.
2 1/4 Cups flour
1 1/4 Cups coconut flakes
2 Sticks butter (softened)
2 1/2 Cups powdered sugar( sifted)
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 1/2 Tbsp orange zest (orange part only)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 Baking sheets
Preheat oven to 350. Toast coconut (place on baking sheet and spread out evenly, cook for about 10 minutes, until golden, watch it closely it will burn)
In a mixing bowl beat butter on medium high with an electric mixer until smooth, add vanilla and coconut extract and continue mixing. Slowly add 1 1/4 cups of powdered sugar and blend well. Add flour, orange zest, cinnamon and salt and continue mixing. Remove mixer and stir in coconut with a spoon. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Let dough rest on the counter for a few minutes to allow softening slightly. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a melon baller, or a tablespoon, get one level scoop (tablespoon) of dough for each cookie. Roll dough into balls with your hands an place on prepared baking sheets, spacing about 1 inch apart. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Cool on sheets for 5 minutes and roll hot cookies in remaining powdered sugar. Cool and roll in powdered sugar again. Store in airtight container.