Hawaiian Coconut Shortbread Cookies


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65 mins (prep 45, cooking 20)
7 ingredients
36 servings
This is a recipe from an old Sunset Desserts Cookbook, likely from the 1970's, that was lost during a move. I searched high and low on the internet for this exact recipe, as I remembered it, to no avail. I finally found a copy of the recipe I had handwritten and placed in my mother's very old cookbook many years ago. Eureka! I wanted to post it here, so that I wouldn't lose it, and to share so others could enjoy them as well. I used to make these occasionally as a special treat for our family and for holidays and events. Rich and buttery with that wonderful coconut taste with a powdered sugar coating similar to wedding cookies. These are pretty simple to make and are "jr. chef assistant" friendly, especially for little hands to coat them in powdered sugar. Probably one of the best things about these cookies is that they are so great for a "make-ahead" cookie, as the dough is refrigerated and sliced, so you can break up the prep time into different days. Also, the baked cookies improve in flavor as they mature, so another "do-ahead" advantage. They are ideal for "care packages" to mail, if cushioned and packed securely, as they don't go stale. I hope you enjoy these as much as our family and guests have :)

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Serving Size (21.97 g)
Servings 36
Amount per Serving
Calories 104.84 Calories from Fat 48.6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.4g 299.04%
Saturated Fat 3.39g 609.64%
Trans Fat 0.22g %
Cholesterol 14.13mg 169.56%
Sodium 59.56mg 89.35%
Total Carbohydrate 13.63g 163.57%
Dietary Fiber 0.19 g 27.12%
Sugars 8.2 g %
Protein 0.77g 55.7%
Vitamin A 164.38IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 2.72mg% Iron 0.33mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
 
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
sweetened flaked coconut
 

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