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coconut raspberry thumbprint cookies. do not share with Yoshi.

I don’t know where my mom got this recipe, or if she invented it herself, but these things are bite-size and addicting, which is a perfect combination. They also remind me of Yoshi’s cookies, which makes me love them even more. 

coconut raspberry thumbprint cookies
coconut raspberry thumbprint cookies
coconut raspberry thumbprint cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 18

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (softened) butter
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • Raspberry preserves
  • Milk
Mix flour and salt, set aside. Beat together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolk and almond extract, beat well. Gradually add flour mixture. You may have to add a little milk to form dough. Chill dough two hours or until firm enough to shape. Roll into 1 inch balls. Dip in beaten egg white, then roll in coconut. Place on greased cookie sheet. Make depression in center of each cookie (I use a teaspoon measuring spoon to the depressions are evenly circular). Bake in 300 degree oven 20-25 minutes, until just firm to touch and coconut is lightly browned. Cool 30 seconds in pan, then remove to rack. When cool fill depressions with raspberry preserves and let sit for an hour or so for preserves to firm up.

best gingersnaps in the world

For me, the holidays mean basically one thing and one thing only: It’s gingersnap time. There’s almost nothing better than sitting down with a mug of hot chocolate in which to dip my gingersnaps while I watch the kids terrorize our Christmas tree. These cookies are a (wait for it) snap to make. Enjoy!

deep-fried biscuits-n-gravy balls, y’all.

Shit. Just. Got. Really. Real. I invented these things for Norcross because biscuits-n-gravy is his favorite breakfast ever and I wanted to see if I could make them even better (in his eyes). Also invented as a way to speed up my access to his life insurance policy because, spoiler alert, THESE ARE NOT HEALTHY…