Coconut Slice & Bake Cookies

Original recipe at:

This cookie was eaten on the podcast in episode 074 – Link


  • 3 cups flaked coconut, divided
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; gradually beat in flour. Stir in 1 cup coconut. Divide dough in half.
  2. Shape one portion of dough into a 7-in.-long log; roll in coconut, pressing firmly to help adhere. Wrap in plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining dough. Refrigerate 1-2 hours or until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°. Unwrap and cut dough crosswise into ¼ in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 4 ½ dozen.


Note: Recipe in link is a Christmas version and calls for red and green food coloring.