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Coconut-Orange Wafers

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Active Time:  15 Minutes
Total Time:  3 Hours 25 Minutes
  Makes about 60 cookies
Two tropical flavors combine to add both taste and texture to these crisp wafers. Serve them for tea, with an iced drink, or alongside gelato or sorbet.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1/2  cup butter or margarine, softened
One 3-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4  teaspoon baking soda
1/4  teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
1/4  teaspoon coconut extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2  to 3/4 cup toasted coconut
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DIRECTIONS
In a large mixing bowl beat the butter or margarine and cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the powdered sugar, baking soda, and salt; beat till combined. Beat in the egg, milk, orange peel, and coconut extract. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Divide dough in half. If necessary, cover and chill for 1 hour, or till dough can be shaped into rolls. Shape each half into an 8-inch roll. Roll in toasted coconut to coat all sides. Wrap each roll in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Chill for 2 hours, or till firm.


Cut dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for 7 to 9 minutes, or till lightly browned. Remove cookies and cool on a rack.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes about 60 cookies
Calories: 50
Fat. Total: 2g
Protein: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 7g
Sodium: 19mg
% Cal. from Fat: 36%
Cholesterol: 8mg
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Rating: 1
by: marilyn Reviewed: 07/28/2012
sounds yummy,but can't make it without more info!
I love coconut, so these sounded terrific! The recipe calls for "toasted coconut"---doesn't tell me whether I should use unsweetened or sweetened coconut. There is an option to get more info on "coconut" so I opted for that; it gave me no more info that would be helpful. How hard is it to be specific?
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