Foodie Friday: Coconut Rounds

My mom has been making Coconut Rounds every Christmas for as long as I can remember. When I was a young girl, I didn’t like these cookies at all … they weren’t super sweet, and they didn’t have frosting. Now that I’m older and prefer different tastes, I love these cookies. Like the Shortbread Thumbprints, they go perfectly with a cup of hot coffee, tea, or cocoa.

Coconut Rounds 

1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup butter, softened
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons water
1 egg white
½ cup flaked coconut

Combine flour, butter, white sugar, vanilla, salt, and 1 tablespoon water in a large bowl. Mix until blended. Shape mixture into 3/4 –inch balls.

In a small bowl, beat egg white and 1 tablespoon water. Pour coconut in another small bowl. Dip cookie dough balls into egg white mixture, then roll in coconut.

Place cookie balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, or until golden.

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Hilary Kimes Bernstein is a Christ follower, wife, mama, and journalist. She writes about making healthy decisions that honor God and happen to help the environment at Accidentally Green. Short and sweet - like her writing - Hilary is the author of several healthy living eBooks.

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. I love that you are sharing a family tradition. This is where are memories are from, love it. Thanks for sharing them on our Holidays Sweets Round Up.

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