Thursday, July 12, 2012
Coconut Russian Tea Cakes
The dough itself isn't super sweet, it's still delicious, just not super sweet. What makes these little guys amazing is the yummy, sugary coating around them. They completely melt in your mouth. So *bleep*ing amazing. Be careful, these are basically pure butter. So yum, but so not good for you... lol.
Okay, so the recipe I have I found on the Martha Stewart site. Yep, good ol' Martha Stewart. ;) Love her or hate her, she does have some yummy recipes. Bad ones, too, but this one is one of the good ones...
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/4 C powdered sugar, plus more for dusting
2 C all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt (I would probably omit if you used salted butter instead)
2 C sweetened flaked coconut
Preheat oven to 350F.
Cream butter with 1/4 C powdered sugar until fluffy. Mix in flour and salt until just combined. Stir in coconut.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls. (I measured them at 1 tablespoon each). Place on baking sheet. Bake until just starting to brown, 15-20 minutes. (Don't over bake)
Roll in remaining powdered sugar, while still hot/warm. (This is what gives them that yummy coating. the sugar will melt a bit and stick to the cookies. So yum!)
Let cool completely, unless you're like me and just have to eat one. Just know they're messier eaten warm. :P