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Coconut Crescent Moon Cookies

Traditional Croatian recipe for making coconut crescent moon cookies.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Croatian
Keyword: cookies, dessert
Servings: 45 Cookies
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Jane and Sonja

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter melted
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups fine coconut shavings semi-sweet or unsweetened
  • 3 ½ cups all purpose flour

Sugar Coating

Instructions

  • Place cold butter in a medium sized saucepan and melt on low temperature on the stove.
  • Once melted, remove from heat and let it cool down to a warm temperature before proceeding.
  • Add sugar when butter is warm (not hot) and mix until sugar is well combined.
  • Add eggs and continue to mix.
  • Add baking powder and continue to mix.
  • Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add coconut and stir together.
  • Add flour and continue to stir together.
  • Work into a dough.
  • Remove from bowl and continue kneading by hand.
  • Divide dough in half to make two different shaped cookies.

For moon-shaped cookies

  • Break off ½ tbsp size of dough and roll into a ball in your hands. Next, roll the ball into a line with your hands on a flat surface. Taper the ends and gently fold into a crecent shape.

For bow-shaped cookies

  • Break off ½ tbsp size of dough and roll into a ball in your hands. Next, roll the ball into a line with your hands on a flat surface. Press both ends gently with a fork to resemble a bow.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 355F for 15 minutes.
  • Leave for 5 minutes to cool.
  • Prepare mixture of powdered sugar and vanilla sugar.
  • Dip cookies into sugar mixture and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 137IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg