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Sesame Coconut Cookies

This recipe comes to us from Jorjett Strumme of Seaside, Oregon, one of the runners-up in our Cookie of the Week contest.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line baking sheets with Silpats (French nonstick baking mats).

  2. Step 2

    In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add flour a half cup at a time, mixing on low speed until well combined.

  3. Step 3

    Remove bowl from mixer; with a wooden spoon or your hands, stir in coconut, sesame seeds, and pecans. Divide dough into thirds. Roll into logs about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap each log in plastic, and refrigerate until very firm, about 2 hours.

  4. Step 4

    Using a sharp knife, cut logs into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Transfer to prepared baking sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake until edges are golden, 20 to 30 minutes. Transfer sheets to a wire rack to cool. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheets before transferring cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, February 2000

Reviews (18)

  • 8 Dec, 2013

    I make these every year. I roll the logs into red and green sugar to make them festive for Christmas! They are one of my favorite cookies!

  • 12 Feb, 2009

    I confirmed with my coworker that she DID the recipe exactly as it's listed above, she did not ommit the coconut. I misunderstood. GOOD COOKIE try!!!!

  • 13 Dec, 2008

    A co-worker made these without the coconut and I tell you they are delicious. She provided me witht this recipe and she told me that othe than the coconut, she made no other changes. I would have never thought I would love a cookie with sesame seeds, but I was wrong. I will try this recipe for the holidays, believe me from tasting it from her for the past two years, this cookie is well worth it. DELISH!

  • 10 Oct, 2008

    Weird... the short description on the main page said this was a "no-bake recipe". Foiled again!

  • 25 Sep, 2008

    Could you to tell us how many dozens of cookies to expect ?

  • 25 Sep, 2008

    Could you to tell us how many dozens of cookies to expect ?

  • 25 Sep, 2008

    Could you to tell us how many dozens of cookies to expect ?

  • 25 Sep, 2008

    Could you to tell us how many dozens of cookies to expect ?

  • 25 Sep, 2008

    Could you to tell us how many dozens of cookies to expect ?

  • 25 Sep, 2008

    Your previous page says no bake. I was disappointed. But I do plan to make them anyway.

  • 25 Sep, 2008

    how can this be a no cook cookie, 300 foe 20-30 minutes, who is proof reading?
    also, the apple cupcakes, no frosting receipe and where do you get fondant?

  • 25 Sep, 2008

    how can this be a no cook cookie, 300 foe 20-30 minutes, who is proof reading?
    also, the apple cupcakes, no frosting receipe and where do you get fondant?

  • 25 Sep, 2008

    how can this be a no cook cookie, 300 foe 20-30 minutes, who is proof reading?
    also, the apple cupcakes, no frosting receipe and where do you get fondant?

  • 25 Sep, 2008

    How can this be a no bake treat when they are put in the oven at 300 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes. Sounds like baked to me.
    Columbine

  • 25 Sep, 2008

    I sometimes find this site frustrating...I follow directions for recipes and crafts exactly as posted, and they are often failures due to inadequate or unclear instructions. Yes I know this comment is off-topic, but how do I get my comments sent to the proper people?

  • 24 Sep, 2008

    I love this news letter the cookie and craft for each day it's just great I am collecting the recipes. Thanks so much the cookie are great. I am making the wreath. Shirley

  • 24 Sep, 2008

    Martha....for someone who demands perfection, I'm surprised that no-one seems to be editing both the cookie site and the craft sight. (But it sure makes me feel better about myself, lol)

  • 24 Sep, 2008

    These are listed as a "no-bake" treat. Yet the recipe says to bake them for 20-30 min. Martha is going to have somebody's head!!!!