Grandma Mabel's Coconut Washboard Cookies
Grandma showed me a real washboard and explained that is what the cookie represented. She said that these cookies were a reminder to always work hard... and sweet rewards will come...
*** These are not my photos, most of them are from my friend Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen! Thank you Peggi!
Play With Your Food! XO
4-1/2 to 5 call purpose flour (may use a bit more or less depending on humidity)
2 tspbaking powder
1/2 tspbaking soda
1/2 cshortening, butter flavor
2 cbrown sugar, firmly packed
1/3 ccoconut milk, unsweetened
1 csweetened flaked coconut
How to Make Grandma Mabel's Coconut Washboard Cookies
- Using a sharp knife, slice the dough logs across to form 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick cookies. Place each cookie on parchment lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Use the tines of a fork that has been dipped in flour to make "lines" in the cookie. When tray is full, bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks before storing in an airtight container.
- *** Another method of forming the cookies is pinching off about a Tablespoon of dough, form it into a little log, flatten the log with tines of a fork.
**** Another method is to not refrigerate the dough, and use a cookie press. The disk has a long slit that is flat on one side and bumpy on the other side of the slit... the bumpy side points up.
*********** depending on the coconut milk you use... you may want to use a bit less or add a bit more flour.