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Coconut Thumbprint Cookies

Rachel loves simple recipes, especially when the results are delicious and loved by the whole family. This recipe fits the bill.

Cookies for a Bridal Shower

I wanted to make cookies for my sister's granddaughter's bridal shower and couldn't decide which ones to make. After searching all of my recipes, I decided on Coconut Thumbprint Cookies. I have made these cookies a lot of times and they are a sweet, slightly crunchy, and very tasty cookie.

They are also pretty and easy to make. You can also make the cookie part a couple of days ahead and keep them in an airtight container, and then top, and wrap them the day before the event.

Well, the shower was this afternoon and they almost all went, and everyone that tasted them loved them. So I guess they were a good cookie to make for a shower, or just about any time you want them.

I also made them for most Christmases. I hope you get a chance to try them. I think you will like them too.

Prep Time Includes the One Hour in the Refrigerator

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

1 hour 35 min

18 min

1 hour 53 min

This recipe makes 8 dozen cookies.

  • 2 cups butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Amaretto
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 cups unsifted cake flour
  • 2 cups coconut, shortly cut
  • 1 1/2 cups almonds, finely chopped
  • Jam or Preserves Flavor of your choice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter with salt. Gradually beat in sugar. Blend in the extracts.
  2. Add the flour, a small amount at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  3. Stir in coconut and almonds. Chill the dough for about 1 hour.
  4. Shape into walnut sized balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and make a depression in the center of each ball with your thumb or a teaspoon measuring spoon. ( You may have to take them out halfway and re-make the impressions with the same measuring spoon you used the first time. The cookie has a tendency to puff up a little).
  6. Return to the oven and bake for another 12–15 minutes longer or just until lightly brown. Cool on sheets.
  7. Fill each cookie with 1 teaspoon of jam. Sprinkle with additional coconut if you desire.

Options!

There are three options here:

  1. The Amaretto is optional. I added it because I love Amaretto and add a little more of the almond flavor in this cookie. You can just use 2 teaspoons of almond extract.
  2. You don't have to add the coconut on top. You can leave it off, but I think it makes the cookies look like there is something missing.
  3. You can cut this recipe in half very easily if you don't need 8 dozen cookies.

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Coconut Thumbprint Cookies

Coconut Thumbprint Cookies with three different toppings.  Strawberry jelly, apricot preserves and pineapple preserves.

Coconut Thumbprint Cookies with three different toppings. Strawberry jelly, apricot preserves and pineapple preserves.

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Cookie trays all wrapped up and ready to go to the shower.

Cookie trays all wrapped up and ready to go to the shower.

The first stage of the dough.

The first stage of the dough.

The dough with the nuts and coconut added.

The dough with the nuts and coconut added.

The dough before it's refrigerated.

The dough before it's refrigerated.

First time in the oven.

First time in the oven.

Making the impressions with a measuring spoon.

Making the impressions with a measuring spoon.

Back in the oven for the second time, after the impressions are made.

Back in the oven for the second time, after the impressions are made.

Topped with the jelly and preserves.

Topped with the jelly and preserves.

After they are topped with the coconut.

After they are topped with the coconut.

Questions & Answers

Question: How much sugar does a coconut thumbprint cookie recipe call for?

Answer: This recipe calls for 1 cup of 10X (confectioners) sugar. I'm sorry I forgot to put it in and I tried to edit it to add it but now it's on a different site and I couldn't find an edit button.

© 2016 Rachel L Alba

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