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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.

Sesame Coconut Cookies

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2000

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

  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. 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. 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.

Reviews (18)

  • Pamela J 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!

  • cimwwjd 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!!!!

  • cimwwjd 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!

  • morningchai 10 Oct, 2008

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

  • Gabytalk 25 Sep, 2008

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

  • Gabytalk 25 Sep, 2008

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

  • Gabytalk 25 Sep, 2008

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

  • Gabytalk 25 Sep, 2008

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

  • Gabytalk 25 Sep, 2008

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

  • mcre8or 25 Sep, 2008

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

  • SBSL 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?

  • SBSL 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?

  • SBSL 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?

  • Kraus 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

  • skyeyes 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?

  • 2564375 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

  • robsmom15 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)

  • Peanut828 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!!!!

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