If you haven't discovered Puff Pastry shells yet, you are in for a real treat. You can find them in the freezer section of your grocery. The original recipe for this is from Pepperidge Farm who makes them and it is a super quick way to make a dessert that is luscious. I have modified the recipe to suit my taste.
These rolls are initially baked for only 5 minutes, then cooled and frozen. Whenever you want fresh rolls, pull out amount needed and bake - no thawing necessary. They will taste as delicious as though you just made them. Great make aheads for company dinners.
This cookie recipe is by Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa. The cookie dough is rolled into balls, dipped in an egg wash and rolled in coconut. A thumb print is made and jam is put in the center to make a festive holiday or any day cookie. The browned coconut makes for a wonderful presentation.