Hazelnut coconut cookies with maple syrup. Topped with maple icing!

Makes 45 cookies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

1/2 c. trans fat-free margarine

1/4 c. white sugar

1/4 c. light brown sugar

1 c. hazelnuts

1/4 c. Grade B maple syrup

1 c. flaked coconut

1/2 c. orange juice

2 t. vanilla extract

1 t. salt

1 t. baking soda

2 c. all-purpose flour

rounded 1/2 c. powdered sugar

2 T. Grade B maple syrup

In large mixing bowl combine margarine, white and brown sugars. Using large, sturdy spoon, mash and stir till creamy.

Place hazelnuts in blender container, and blend till pulverized, light and airy. Add to creamed margarine and sugar. Stir to evenly distribute.

Add maple syrup. Stir well.

Add coconut, orange juice, vanilla, salt and baking soda. Mixing well after each addition.

Add flour, then mix well till all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto liberally greased (with margarine) baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.

Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for about 12 minutes. Transfer to wire rack.

Combine powdered sugar and maple syrup in bowl. Stir till smooth.

Using the tip of a table knife, wrap about 1/2 teaspoon of icing around the tip of the knife, then smear it onto top center of each cookie, about the size of a nickel. Let icing dry, then place in covered container and store at room temperature.

Notes: A full cup of hazelnuts in this recipe creates a strong hazelnut flavor. The coconut teams up well with the nuts and maple icing.

Straight from the oven cookies will be light and crisp. After stored in a covered container, they’ll soften. They’re great both ways!

Ice cookies while they’re still warm.


© 2017 by Chef Sharon Davies-Tight, artist, author, animal-free chef, activist. IT'S free to read, and share with proper credit, not to own or share as your own. CHANGING a few words doesn’t alter the DNA of the work. LIKE a mother knows her children no matter the alterations in appearance, I know my gift when I see it on someone else, even when portions are replaced with a poacher’s words. IF you receive the goods, you are as much a poacher of talent, words and images as the poacher who stole them – no matter the purpose. I am not free and you are making me less free by stealing my intellectual material and putting other peoples names to it. CHANGING A FEW WORDS PROVES YOU KNOW YOU'RE LIABLE. STEALING another person's intellectual material isn't flattery; it's stealing. ~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight


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