Merry Christmas OR Happy Hanukkah. Equally opportunity cookies here :)
My friend Lindsay asked for this one, so here it is. Two important tips: please use parchment paper on your cookie sheets, and watch the time carefully - they can go from golden to burnt in a nanosecond.
This is my mom's recipe - Thanks Dodo!
2/3 cups all purpose flour
5 cups lightly packed, shredded and sweetened coconut
pinch of salt
1 - 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk (or 1 1/3 cups)
2 teaspoons vanilla, or 1 tsp each of vanilla and almond extract
sprinkles for decorating
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, toss flour, coconut and salt together. Add milk and vanilla, stir well to combine. Scoop by 1 1/2 tablespoon amounts (I use a small ice cream scooper) and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Decorate with sprinkles - red, green, chocolate jimmies, whatever you like. Bake at 350 for 17-20 minutes or until just starting to turn golden on the sides and bottom. Cool completely on a wire rack - they will firm up nicely.
2 1/2 dozen. Sheesh - what was I thinking making ONE batch?