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    Tropical Checkerboards

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    5 hrs

    4 hrs

    1 hrs

    Nurse_Corie's Note:

    BEAUTIFUL crisp sugar cookies with a twist

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    cookies

    Units: US | Metric

    • 3/4 cup butter
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    • orange food coloring
    • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
    • yellow food coloring
    • 1/3 cup coconut
    • 1/3 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts

    Directions:

    1. 1
      beat butter 30 seconds.
    2. 2
      beat in sugar, baking powder and salt.
    3. 3
      beat in egg and vanilla, beat in flour.
    4. 4
      divide dough in half.
    5. 5
      knead almond extract and orange food color in half. knead coconut extract and yellow food color in other half.
    6. 6
      shape each colored portion into rectanglar logs, 6 inches long by 2 inches wide. wrap each log in wax paper. chill 1 hour.
    7. 7
      cut each log length wise into 4 slices.
    8. 8
      alternating colors stack slices to form 2 four layor logs. press together to seal with wax paper. chill for 1 hour.
    9. 9
      place logs on cutting surface with solid color facing up. using a sharp knife cut each log lengthwise four times. stack four slices of dough making a checkerboard.
    10. 10
      Combine coconut and nuts, roll logs in mixture. chill for 1-2 hours.
    11. 11
      preheat oven to 375.
    12. 12
      slice logs 1/4 inch thick. place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
    13. 13
      bake 10-12 minutes.
    14. 14
      transfer to wire rack.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tropical Checkerboards

    Serving Size: 1 (757 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 73.1
     
    Calories from Fat 37
    50%
    Total Fat 4.1 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 2.3 g
    11%
    Cholesterol 12.0 mg
    4%
    Sodium 38.1 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 8.4 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    1%
    Sugars 4.2 g
    17%
    Protein 0.8 g
    1%

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