Fruit Jam Cookies


 • 3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

 • 1 cup sugar

 • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

 • 1/4 teaspoon salt

 • 1 egg beaten for egg wash

 • 7 ounces sweetened flaked coconut

 • Apricot jam or fruit jam of your choice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º.
  2. In an electric mixer, combine butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add the flour and salt. Mix well. Dump on a floured board and roll together into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll the dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Dip each ball into the egg wash and then roll it in coconut. Place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and press a light indentation into the top of each with your finger. Drop 1/4 teaspoon of jam into each indentation. Bake for 20 minutes or until the coconut is golden brown.