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Author Notes: I love the simplicity of this cookie. It is a very soft and cakey dome-shaped cookie topped with a sweet coconut frosting.
http://samanthamenzies.com/home/2011/09/soft-pillowy-coconut-frosted-cookies/ —Samantha Angela
- 1/2 pound salted butter
- 1-1/2 cups dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup icing sugar
- 2 teaspoons coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
- Melt the butter and allow to cool.
- Cream the butter and sugar together with a whisk. Whisk in the eggs (one at a time), vanilla, and spices. Add the baking soda, baking powder and flour. Mix until just incorporated – the dough will be wet and sticky.
- Scoop cookie dough and using wet hands form into a ball about the size of a golf ball. Place onto a parchment lined baking sheet (don’t press down on the balls, you want the cookies to have that pillowy dome shape).
- Bake at 350*F for 10 minutes or until light golden brown. The cookies should still be very soft and look underbaked. Let them cool on a rack before frosting.
- While the cookies are cooling combine the icing sugar in a small bowl with the coconut. Slowly add coconut milk 1 tsp at a time, making sure that the first tsp is fully incorporated before adding the next. The frosting should be thick and spreadable with a butter knife. If not, add more coconut milk (sparingly!) or icing sugar until the desired consistency is reached.
- Spread the frosting on the cooled cookie and allow it to harden before eating.