17-67: Coconut Crescents

Merry Christmas! 🌲 Or if it’s not Christmas when you’re reading this, hope you’re having a nice day. 😃 The final component of my holiday assortment this year was 17-67: Coconut Crescents, and since they turned out somewhat nicely (unlike some of the other components), I thought it best to end this holiday baking burst on a high note.

17-67 Coconut Crescents
I included these in my assortment to vary some texture (not all cookies) and to make at least one that used a yeast dough. These can be really versatile–just swap coconut for something else like a strawberry filling or sprinkle something like brown sugar on top.

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The suggestion at the bottom about adding orange or lemon peel is a good one–I saw it too late to include the extra orange zest I had left over from making 17-43: Orange Date Quick Bread. It would have added even more flavor to it which would have been nice–they were somewhat tame in flavor on the inside.

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Ingredients. Lactose free milk is what we have in the house, and I used my yeast packets instead of the big jar from the bulk bin because I didn’t feel like measuring and I needed to use them up. Coconut is a bulk bin bag as well.

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Yeast in warmed-up milk. Looks..chunky.

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Egg being mixed into yeast/milk/butter mixture.

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Dough getting ready to rise in a covered bowl for an hour. I skipped picturing a few steps, but there’s been so much mixing/pictures of mixing over the last few days, I think you’ll get over it.

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Mixing the coconut, butter, & powdered sugar.

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After mixing–it’s essentially buttercream frosting with coconut mixed in.

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Doesn’t make a ton–you might want to make extra if you’re heavy-handed with it (or you can’t stop eating it while baking).

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Nice ball of dough–bigger and softer than it was an hour ago.

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Chopped it into pieces (I did double batches of everything) with my pastry cutter–these are nice to have if you do a lot of dough, especially breads.

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Rolled each piece out into what I have to say is a very nice circle. All of those sessions playing Cooking Mama on Wii really paid off.

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Missed perfect lines by that much.

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Stuffed and rolled and ready to go–my sous chef/husband was doing the stuffing and rolling while I flattened and cut dough circles (hence the lack of pictures).

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Egg washed them and sprinkled some coconut on top.

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After coming out–one less minute might have prevented that excessive browning/singed coconut, but otherwise they turned out pretty well. The dough rose well and they were very flaky & puffy.

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Close up of one–they had a bit of a “hole” in the middle where the filling would have been had it not for the most part melted inside. I don’t know why they thought buttercream frosting would stay frosting after being in a hot oven.

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Here’s this recipe, 17-67: Coconut Crescents along with the other recipes I made for my holiday gifts this year:

These were pretty good, but I’d swap out a different filling and they’d be even better.

Hope you made (or plan to make) some great treats this year!

Grade: B+

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