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  • Dessert recipe: Raspberry Coconut Cookies

  • Raspberry Coconut Cookies
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  • Ingredients
    * 1/2 cup shortening
    * 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    * 6 tablespoons sugar
    * 1 egg
    * 1/4 cup water
    * 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    * 1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    * 1/2 teaspoon salt
    * 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    * 1 cup flaked coconut
    * 1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam
    * In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, water and extract. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in coconut (dough will be sticky).
    * Set aside 2/3 cup dough; roll remaining dough into 1-in. balls. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make a 3/8-in. deep indentation in the center of each ball. Fill each with 1/2 teaspoon jam. Cover jam with a teaspoonful of reserved dough; seal and reshape into a ball. Repeat.
    * Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
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