Coconut Rollout Cookie Recipe:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
2 sticks (1cup) butter, unsalted, softened to room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon coconut emulsion or coconut extract
3/4 cup to 1 cup of sweetened (or unsweetened) shredded coconut, shredded finer in a food processor or blender.
- Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt, set aside.
- In a mixing bowl cream together room temperature butter and sugar, about 5 minutes, scrape the bowl as needed. Beat until light and fluffy.
- Gradually add flavorings and egg and beat just until well mixed.
- Now gradually in 3 additions add flour. Lower the speed of your mixer to low. Scrape the bowl well after the last addition and beat just until flour is combined.
- Set your mixer to Stir or lowest setting and add in shredded coconut, just until well incorporated.
- Scrape the cookie dough and use your hands or spatula to make sure everything is well incorporated.
- Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or minimum 4 hours.
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Roll out cookies as usual, and cut out shapes with cookie cutters. I roll them to just over 1/4" thick.
- Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Chill the cut outs in the fridge for about 15 minutes, or in the freezer 8 minutes.
- Bake for 9 minutes, turn the sheet once half way through the baking. If the shapes are small, keep an eye on them as you may want to take them out after 7-8 minutes of baking.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, transfer to cooling rack.
- Store in the airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze undecorated cookies between pieces of wax paper in a large freeze safe container, for up to 2 months.
- Decorate cookies as desired.
That's it! Enjoy! I used a coconut almond royal icing for decorating, but just vanilla flavored icing would be great, too!
Here is a pic of the trial cookies I made just to try the recipe out, they are cut out with DaisoJapan cookie cutters that came with little pieces to make impressions. So cute!