Thursday, February 26, 2009

Coconut Crunch Cookies

1 pouch (17.5 oz.) sugar cookie mix
1/4 C. margarine, softened
1/4 C. applesauce, unsweetened
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/4 tsp. coconut extract
1 C., (plus 1/4 C. reserved) sweetened, flaked coconut (untoasted)
1/2 C. sliced almonds

Heat oven to 375.

In large bowl combine cookie mix, margarine, applesauce, egg, and extracts. Stir in 1 C. coconut and almonds.

Shape dough into balls, approximate yield is 30-36 cookies.

Using remaining coconut, dip top half of cookie in coconut, place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes. Coll 2-3 minutes, remove from cookie sheet to cooling racks, cool completely. Store in airtight container.

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