Coconut Icebox Cookies
Makes about 30 cookies.
2 sticks unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1 4oz can of coconut, unsweetened
1 tsp vanilla
Generous pinch of salt
3/4 cup powdered sugar
Combine all the ingredients except powdered sugar and mix well. Divide dough in two equal parts. It will be quite crumbly and dry but as you press it together the butter will bind it together. Press and roll into two 2" diameter logs using wax paper as an aid in rolling. Wrap well in the waxed paper and refrigerate for at least one hour, or overnight.
Preheat oven to 300ºF. Cut dough with a sharp knife into 1/4-inch slices and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, or until edges are just starting to brown. Remove to cooling rack. Place powdered sugar in bowl. Coat cookies in sugar while still warm — the powdered sugar won't stick if the cookies are cool, so roll them in it when they are just cool enough to handle.
These cookies just keep getting better over the next couple of days, so they can be prepared in advance. (Though I just had one warm from the oven and it was scrumptious!)