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from Luscious Coconut Desserts
Curry powder in a cookie might seem odd, but it really works. The curry powder I use most often includes ground coriander, fenugreek, turmeric, cumin, black pepper, bay leaves, celery seed, nutmeg, cloves, onion, red pepper, and ginger. (For these cookies, I recommend a curry powder that doesn’t contain garlic!)

Makes 3 dozen cookies

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  • Step 1

    Stir together the flour, toasted coconut, curry powder, and salt with a fork in a medium bowl.

  • Step 2

    Beat the butter, sugar, and coconut extract with an electric mixer in a large deep bowl, beginning on low speed and increasing to medium-high speed, until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks and beat until well combined. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture in 2 batches, beating just until blended. With a rubber spatula, stir in the coconut mixture.

  • Step 3

    If the dough is too soft, chill it for 1 hour, or until it is firm enough to work with. Press the dough together with your hands and divide it in half. Place each half on a sheet of wax paper and form into a 7-by-1 1/2-inch log. Smooth each log with damp fingers. Wrap the logs in wax paper and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, until thoroughly chilled and firm, or for up to 2 days.

  • Step 4

    Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 400°F. Line 2 large heavy baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper, or use 2 large nonstick baking sheets.

  • Step 5

    With a sharp knife, cut each log crosswise into generous 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Arrange the rounds 2 inches apart on the baking sheets.

  • Step 6

    Bake one sheet at a time, turning the baking sheet around halfway through, for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Let cool completely on the baking sheets on wire racks. (The cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.)

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Jen G.
Jen G. · Concord, North Carolina, US · 6 projects
I ended up using this recipe, http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/chewy-coconut-cookies/Detail.aspx

and added curry powder to taste.
Jen G.
Jen G. · Concord, North Carolina, US · 6 projects
How much flour, sugar, curry powder, salt and coconut extract am I to use? I got all the ingredients, but there's no amounts! And the link for the book goes no where.
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 378 projects
Sounds interesting - will have to try this some time. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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