Monday, September 10, 2012

coconut cookies

so, i'm really off timed on this but i thought i'd share anyway.   my grandmother makes easter bunny cookies every year for easter.   she adds some yellow food coloring to a plastic baggie with some coconut and shakes it up for yellow chick fluff too.   

this year, being away from her, we decided to make them ourselves.   

i made the cookie cutter with a can.   then made sugar cookies, frosted and dipped in coconut for fur.  added chocolate pieces for eyes and noses.   now, i'm seeing all of the christmas things going around on pinterest and thinking, "hmmm, snowmen!"   so here's coconut fur or snow cookies, fuzzy bunnies, chicks or oscar the grouch.   whatever furry cookies you want..

i used this cookie recipe

mix wet
3/4 c butter
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

mix dry
2 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

mix wet and dry together

flour your surface and and roll out cookies.   i used a can to bend a bunny head cookie cutter.   bake at 400* for 6-8 minutes.

for frosting, i use a stick of butter, a brick of cream cheese and 2 tsp vanilla with enough powdered sugar to make it as stiff as you want.
i'll post pictures when we make snowmen!

update -

i couldn't get my tin can to be a snowman cookie cutter.   what a rebellious can.   i did have some little trees and stars and circles though, so we made snow covered trees with some green frosting and some snowballs and snow flakes with the stars and circles.  

the daddy person brought home sprinkles for us to put on our cookie trees!   yah for the daddy person!   we made some coconut covered cookies with sprinkles on them, no theme but they taste good.    

we discovered that if you put on coconut first and then sprinkle and press the sprinkles in a little, it works best.   if you do the sprinkles first, the coconut covers them up like any good snow would.

have fun with these fuzzy, snowy, just yummy cookies!

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