Coconut Cookies

This year is flying by, it’s almost time for Christmas Cookies so I thought I’d test this recipe a little earlier and make some Halloween Coconut Cookies.

Coconut cookies

 For those of you with little kids eager to help in the kitchen, you probably know that things can get out of control quite easily but We Made It! so this cookie is for me not only we made it but we also Made it through another round of baking cookies. It probably took me more to clean the kitchen than it did to make these cookies however the kids had fun and that’s the most important.

Don’t mind the designs, my kids thought made with love messages and happy faces go perfect with the ghosts and pumpkin shapes and who can argue with that? And in the end we ended up covering everything with icing anyway.

Ingredients:

  • 2 margarine sticks
  • 1/2 cups coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/2 cups flour (another 1/2 cups flour are needed to roll the dough)
  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 1/2 cups unsweetened finely shredded coconut
  • OPTIONAL – dust with powder sugar once baked and cooled or you can make an icing using power sugar, lemon juice and food coloring (juice from one lemon is enough for all cookies in a batch)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Using an electric mixer cream margarine and coconut oil, add the egg and keep mixing, add dry ingredients and mix everything until all combined
  • Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/8 inch thick and cut out shapes using cookies cutters
  • Place cookies on baking sheets and bake until edges are lightly brown (about 10 minutes)
  • Let the cookies cool and you can either dust with powder sugar or you can make an icing using powder sugar, lemon juice and food coloring
  • To make the icing you add 1 cup of powder sugar in a ball, add few drops of food coloring and squeeze lemon juice while stirring until you get to the desired consistency.

ENJOY!

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