I got love on my mind....Wanting to eat up coconuts valentine cookies. Love these cookies so so much. Great treat for the ones you love.
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 cup sifted all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sifted all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup flaked coconut
Preheat oven to 350
lightly grease baking sheets.
Mix with electric mixer, cream together the sugar, vegetable shortening, egg, and coconut extract in a bowl until light and fluffy. Sift 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of flour together with the baking powder and salt in a bowl, and stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture; mix in the coconut until well combined.
Drop the dough by tablespoon full onto the prepared baking sheets.with the back of a floured wooden spoon, press down lightly and smooth. use a cookie cutter in shapes and sizes of the event and cut them out.
Bake in the preheated oven until very lightly browned, about 12 minutes; allow cookies to cool on sheets for about 1 minute before removing to finish cooling on baking racks.frost them and set them a side.