Really crunchy and coconutty. I took them to the church Christmas Party in 1995 and they were gone right away. They're cute on a cookie tray.
- 1 c
- butter, softened
- 1/2 c
- 2 Tbsp
- 1 tsp
- coconut extract
- 3/4 tsp
- baking powder
- 1/2 tsp
- 2 2/3 c
- all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 c
- coconut, flaked (chopped)
- 4 oz
- semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 Tbsp
With wooden spoon, stir in flour and chopped coconut (dough will be a bit crumbly).
With hands, squeeze dough together.
Shape each piece into a 10" by 1" log.
Wrap each log in plastic wrap and slide onto small cookie sheet for easier handling.
Refrigerate dough at least 1 hour or until firm.
Cut each log into 1/2-inch slices.
Place slices, 1 inch apart, on 2 ungreased large cookie sheets.
With toothpick, make 4 holes in each cookie to resemble a button.
Place cookie sheets on 2 oven racks.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes until lightly golden, rotating cookie sheets between the upper and lower racks halfway through baking time.
When cookies are cool, melt chocolate with shortening.
Dip bottom of each cookie into melted chocolate so that the chocolate comes slightly up the side of the cookie.
With small metal spatula, scrape excess chocolate from bottom of cookie, leaving a thin layer.
Place cookies, chocolate-side down, on waxed paper.
Set cookies aside to allow chocolate to set.
(May need to put in fridge to accomplish this.)
Makes about 6 1/2 dozen cookies.