Return to Content

Lemon-Coconut Meltaways

by in Nov 2007

Total Time: 30

Yield: about 64 cookies

Lemon-Coconut Meltaways

Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted and cooled
  • Confectioners' sugar

Instructions:

In the bowl of a standing or electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in lemon zest and extracts. Add flour and salt and beat well. Stir in coconut.


Cut dough in half and place each half on a sheet of waxed paper. Form each half into an 8-inch log. Wrap each log in waxed paper and refrigerate at least 4 hours (or overnight).


Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat to 300 degrees. Cut logs into 1/4-inch-thick slices with a sharp knife, and arrange 2 inches apart on lightly buttered baking sheets. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until pale golden.


Transfer cookies to racks and sprinkle generously with confectioners' sugar. Let cool and dust lightly with more confectioners' sugar.

Updated Thursday, October 11th, 2007
Yankee Magazine Advertising

Bring New England Home
plus, get the Tablet Edition FREE!

In this issue: Winter in Vermont

  • Warm Up to Perfect Comfort Food
  • Keeping Timeless Crafts Alive
  • A Town That Loves Covered Bridges and Artists
Subscribe Today and Save 44%

Browse Similar Recipes

2 Responses to Lemon-Coconut Meltaways

  1. Harriet Bicksler November 12, 2007 at 7:30 pm #

    Excellent, melt in your mouth cookies! I took them to the polls on 11/6 and shared them with the other election Officers. Boy, did they love them!

  2. Patricia Topp December 22, 2008 at 6:40 pm #

    Great cookies! Just to note: make sure your butter is VERY soft or you end up with dough that doesn’t meld together.

Leave a Reply

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments that are offensive or disrespectful to our readers and/or writers, cannot be verified, lack clarity, or contain profanity. Your comments may be republished by Yankee Magazine across multiple platforms.

Register Sign In

©2013, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111