Active time: 35 min Start to finish: 5 hr
- 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
- Ingredients for basic butter cookies
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- Garnish: sweetened flaked coconut and coarse sugar
- Pulse coconut in a food processor until finely ground.
- Follow recipe for basic butter cookies, mixing in coconut and almond extract after adding flour. (To roll cookies into balls, see cooks' note, below.)
- If garnishing, sprinkle cookies with flaked coconut and coarse sugar before baking.