Hawaiian Tradition; Toasted Coconut Melts
Here is a simple little cookie easy to make and a delight to eat. The Toasted Coconut Melts are a Hawaiian tradition. After you see how easy they are to make and how fast your family will eat them, toasted coconut melts may just become a tradition with your family too!
Ledged has it that Hawaiian bakers use to make these cookies on top of hot lava rocks, using special slate as the baking surface. Today, we have ovens and cookie sheets, but it is nice to have a back story to tell your family at the table anyway. Have fun with toasted coconut melts, the fresh smells the enspire are enough to bring back thoughts of Hawaii and a soft ocean breeze!
This easy recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies:
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup cornstarch
½ cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/3 cups coconut
In a large bowl, mix flour, cornstarch and powdered sugar.
Blend in butter until smooth.
Refrigerate dough until cold and firm.
Heat oven to 300 degrees F.
Line several baking sheets with parchment paper.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in coconut.
Arrange about 2 inches apart on baking sheets.
Bake 20 to 35 minutes or until lightly toasted in appearance.
Cool on wire rack.
Eat and repeat!
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