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"These are a crispy cookie with coconut & nutmeg. I had to adjust the oven temp to 325F and cut the time down to 9-10 minutes. I also did a test run of 2 cookies and found the original temp and time burnt the cookies. That could be either my oven or our high altitude. The dough can be made ahead of time. Simply shape the dough into the rectangular log, wrap the log in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month. If frozen, defrost dough on counter for 20 minutes before slicing."

Original recipe yields 38 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (20.5 g)
  • Calories 59.6
  • Total Fat - 1.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 5.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1501.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 6.4 g
  • Protein - 1 g
  • Calcium - 4.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg in medium bowl.

Step 2

Whisk together egg and milk in small bowl.

Step 3

Place butter and brown sugar in large bowl and beat with electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add egg mixture and beat on medium-high, scraping down sides of bowl, until well combined, about 30 seconds.

Step 5

Add flour mixture and coconut, and mix on low speed until just incorporated, 15 to 30 seconds.

Step 6

Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and, using floured hands, shape into 15-inch log.

Step 7

Flatten top and sides of log so that it measures 1 inch high and 3 inches wide. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 45 minutes.

Step 8

Preheat oven to 350F. (I use 325F)

Step 9

Remove chilled dough from refrigerator, unwrap, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices, and arrange slices 1 inch apart on parchment lined baking sheet.

Step 10

Dip dinner fork in flour, then make crosswise indentations in dough slices.

Step 11

Bake until cookies are toasty brown, 15 to 18 minutes. (I do 9-10 minutes).

Step 12

Cool cookies on baking sheets for 10 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool to room temperature.

Tips & Variations

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What's not to like? :) Tastes almost like a shortbread. Loved the coconut and nutmeg in these. Will be making these again and will add to my Christmas cookie list.

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(4 Apr 2014)