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  • 10 Ratings

These rich and crisp coconut cookies look stunning stacked into a Christmas tree shape and dusted with powdered sugar!

Recipe by Gesine Bullock-Prado
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Con Poulos

Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr
bake:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
72
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or foil. Trace 2 1/2 to 3-inch circles 1-inch apart on the parchment*. Flip parchment over; set baking sheets aside.

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  • In a large mixing bowl beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed after each addition. Beat in the coconut milk. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, coconut, salt, and baking powder. Add to batter; beat on low speed until combined.

  • Transfer batter to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4-inch open star or round tip. Pipe in small loops around each circle, using drawn circle as a guide. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Remove and cool completely on the baking sheets. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

*For a stacked tree:

If creating a stacked tree, trace varied sizes of circles, starting with 6-inch and on down to 1-inch for the top. Pipe the batter as above, using circles on parchment as a guide. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes for the larger circles and 10 to 14 minutes for the smaller circles, or until edges just begin to brown. Add a piece of Christmas candy to the top of the stacked tree. Dust tree with powdered sugar, if desired.

To store:

Place cookies in layers between waxed paper in an airtight container. Cover and store at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

88 calories; fat 6g; cholesterol 19mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 8g; mono fat 1g; sugars 3g; protein 1g; vitamin a 165.2IU; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; folate 12.2mcg; sodium 42mg; potassium 17mg; calcium 6mg; iron 0.4mg.
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