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Coconut Sanwich Cookies

Submitted by Gayle 11 June 2009

Creamy Vanilla Filling Using an electric mixer, beat 12 cup (1 stick) room-temperature unsalted butter until light and fluffy. With mixer on medium, beat in 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, 12 cup at a time, scraping down bowl as necessary. Add 12 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (Note: I also added 1 tablespoon milk); increase speed to high, and beat until filling is light and fluffy, 5 minutes. Makes about 1 cup.



2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled),1/2 teaspoon baking powder,1/2 teaspoon salt,1 package (7 ounces) sweetened shredded coconut (about 2 1/4 cups),3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter room temperature,1/2 cup granulated sugar,1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar,1 large egg,1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract,,


Preheat oven to 350, with racks set in upper and lower thirds. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Place 1/2 cup coconut into a small bowl; set aside. Place remaining coconut in a food processor; pulse until coarsely ground. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter with sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture and ground coconut; mix just until combined.

Drop dough by level tablespoons onto two baking sheets, 1 to 2 inches apart. Bake until lightly golden around the edges, 10 to 12 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Dividing evenly, spread filling on flat side of half the cookies; sandwich with remaining cookies. Roll edges in reserved coconut, and chill until ready to serve.

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