Chocolate Dipped Coconut Shortbread Cookies – small treat with lots of flavor! Only 4 ingredients are needed to make these delicious shortbread cookies!
First of all, let me apologize for two different leading photos in this post. I couldn’t help myself. I love these cookies and they love my camera. 🙂
These babies are super easy to make. The basic recipe is made from 3 ingredients (flour, sugar and butter) but I added toasted coconut. To jazz’em up a bit! 🙂 Hence the 4-ingredient recipe.
After a nice bake in the oven, it’s time for a chocolate bath. I went with white chocolate because it always goes so well with coconut. You can add food coloring to it to give the cookies some color. You can choose a few pastel colors and serve these on your Easter brunch. They are guaranteed to be a hit!
For this recipe, I used a cup of unsweetened shredded coconut. I preheated my cast iron pan over medium heat and toasted the coconut, stirring it constantly so it wouldn’t burn. If you love coconut, like I do, you will love the fragrance that wafts through your kitchen when the coconut is being toasted!
The cookie dough is made in a food processor which makes it super super easy. Let the toasted coconut cool a little bit and then add it to the dough. There is no need to chill the dough. Roll it out to about 1/4″ thick and cut out the cookies. I used flower a cookie cutter because it’s Spring and I miss seeing flowers blooming! There still aren’t any in our backyard!
My kiddos always get excited when I am making cut out cookies. They are my adorable little helpers. Watching my son cutting out the flower cookies was so precious, I had to capture it with my camera! I love his baby hands!!