Coconut - Cashew SmilesSubmitted by: JO_JO_BA
IntroductionSimple sugar cookies get a burst of Caribbean flavour from coconut extract, flour and milk, and then turned into grinning goodies with chocolate chips and cashews! Simple sugar cookies get a burst of Caribbean flavour from coconut extract, flour and milk, and then turned into grinning goodies with chocolate chips and cashews!
5 tbsp sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 tbsp coconut extract
1 1/4 cups pastry flour
3 tbsp coconut flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp coconut milk (not lite)
48 large chocolate chips
12 cashews, halved lengthwise
Add extract, beat well.
Combine flours and baking powder, gently mix in alternately with the coconut milk to form a smooth mixture.
Work dough into a disc on a lightly floured surface.
Wrap in plastic and chill at least 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 400F.
Roll out dough to 1/4" thick, cut out shapes with cookie cutters and decorate with cashews and chocolate chips (or anything else you desire... I like making the smileys!).
Bake 7-8 minutes.
Cool on sheets 5 minutes and remove to wire rack.
Number of Servings: 24
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JO_JO_BA.