Swedish Coconut Cookies

Swedish Coconut Cookies
A Sprinkle of This and That

originally from Moore or Less Cooking

Ingredients to make 72:

3 1/2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

2 cups butter, softened

1 Tbsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup sweetened, flaked coconut


Combine all ingredients except coconut in a large bowl.  Beat at low speed with a hand mixer, scraping the bowl often, until well mixed.  Stir in coconut.  Divide dough in half: shape each half into a 12 x 12 inch log.  Wrap each log in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until firm.  Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Cut logs into 1/4 inch slices.  Place each slice onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, at least 2 inches apart since cookies will spread.  Bake for 10-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet before removing to cooling rack.