Almond and Coconut Shortbread Cookies

Almond Coconut Shortbread CookiesI almost named these “funeral cookies.” But that is a hard sell, really. I was in a strange mood when these were created and as I sat in my kitchen with a cup of coffee and a stack of these (quickly disappearing) cookies, I thought to myself, “Gosh, these would be perfect cookies for one of those church events like a memorial service where the cookies are usually awful.” You can’t have ooey gooey decadent cookies all the time. You cannot walk around like a blissed out kid covered in melty chocolate chips all the time saying, “Oh my God, these cookies are amaaaazing.” But, if you are at a memorial service or some such thing, you can stand in the corner and scarf down a couple of great but unassuming cookies and improve your worldview without seeming totally inappropriate. I mean, its shortbread, nothing sexy about that. Now if we can just get them to serve good coffee at church…

I was telling my children this and they were looking at me like I was BATS. Says Lily (11), “Mom, you can’t call these funeral cookies, you know that, right?” Says I, “I suppose not.” So blah, they are Almond and Coconut Shortbread Cookies. Sometimes my kids are no fun at all. But, they love these cookies like mad.

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Almond Coconut Shortbread Cookies

Almond and Coconut Shortbread Cookies

I almost named these “funeral cookies.” But that is a hard sell, really. I was in a strange mood when these were created and as I sat in my kitchen with a cup of coffee and a stack of these (quickly disappearing) cookies, I thought to myself, “Gosh, these would be perfect cookies for one… 

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