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Coconut Cookies Recipe

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1 c. butter (room temperature)
1 c. brown sugar (tightly packed)
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. coconut extract
2 c. all-purpose flout
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
3 1/2 c. unsweetened coconut flakes

10 oz. melting chocolate (optional)

1 - Beat butter in the bowl of a stand mixer (or using an electric beater) for about 30 seconds. Add sugars and beat until light and fluffy (pause to scrape down sides and bottom of bowl, if needed).

2 - Add eggs, one at a time, beating until combined.

3 - Stir in vanilla and coconut extract.

4 - In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.

5 - Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture until completely combined. Be sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl so ingredients are well-mixed.

6 - Gradually stir in 3 cups of the coconut flakes until completely combined.

7 - Chill dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

8 - Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper.

9 - Drop cookie by rounded 2 - 3 tablespoon sized ball onto parchment paper, spacing at least 2" apart (for very round cookies, briefly roll between your hands to form into smooth balls).

10 - Bake on 375 degrees for 10-12 should be slightly browned, centers may still be slightly underbaked but shouldn't be raw, they'll bake completely as they cool.

11 - Allow cookies to cool completely on cookie sheet before dipping in chocolate (if using).

12 - If dipping in chocolate, prepare melting wafers according to package instructions, heating until melted.

13 - Dip cookies about 1/2 way into the chocolate and transfer to wax paper. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup coconut (if using) and allow chocolate to set before serving.




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