Friday, April 15, 2011

Sunshine Thumbprint cookies

½ cup of  Virgin Coconut oil
½ cup of unsalted butter room temperature
1/2 cup of  sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 
21/4 cups of  self rising flour
½ cup of shredded coconut
3/4 cup Orange fruit spread or Orange Marmalade
Parchment paper   

 Cream the butter, coconut oil and sugar on high speed for about 3 minutes.  Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the butter/ coconut oil  mixture.  Add the flour. Mix until just combined. Place the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes and preheat the oven to 350F. Roll the dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter Place the balls on parchment lined cookie sheets.  Press down with your thumb to make a small well in the center of the cookie. Do not press too hard or the cookie will fall apart. Fill with 1/2 teaspoon of jam. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until slightly firm. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet to firm up before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.