31 Days of Cookies . Day 31. Coconut Rectangles

There are so many ways to make cookies, and one of the less common (unless you're a buy-the-cookie-dough-tube-from-the-dairy-case baker) is a sliced cookie.

This recipe is maybe my favorite sliced cookie. (I think I got this one from Martha Stewart, too. The original recipe is for Ice Cream Sandwiches, but I like the cookies just as they are.)

1 stick (1/2C) butter, room temperature
1/2 C sugar
1/4 t salt
3/4 C all-purpose flour
7 oz (about 2 2/3 C) loosely packed shredded coconut

Beat the butter, sugar and salt with an electric mixer. Mix in the flour, and then the coconut, beating until a dough forms.

Transfer to a piece of waxed paper.

Pat into a rectangular log, about 3 inches wide by 6 inches long.

Wrap in the waxed paper and freeze about 30 minutes until firm.

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Slice the log crosswise about 1/4" thick. I have found that using a French Chef knife works great for this task.

Arrange on baking sheets and bake till golden, rotating pan halfway through, for about 20-25 minutes.
Cool completely on the cookie sheet.

Addicting! Enjoy...


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