Coconut Lemon Crisps Recipe

  • 7 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • FILLING:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Gradually add flour. On a lightly floured surface, roll out half of the dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-in. round cookie cutter. Repeat with remaining dough, using a 2-in. doughnut cutter so the center is cut out of each cookie.
  2. Place 1 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Brush egg white over cookies with cutout centers; sprinkle with coconut. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water and lemon juice until smooth. Add egg yolk and butter; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Cool. Spread a teaspoonful on the bottom of each solid cookie; place coconut topped cookie over lemon filling. Store in the refrigerator.