Okay, kids! Here is a simple little recipe that Darla and I were recently given. Sunny Stephens, at church, had made these for a church ice cream social. It is from her mother-in-law's recipe file. It is basically a shortbread, but the addition of the sesame seeds and coconut (which you would never guess is there!) really makes it a special cookie. You need to make it ahead of time enough to put it in the refrigerator to chill the dough. This is a delicious cookie!!!! Great with tea or coffee! I don't have a picture because they didn't last long enough for that!
1 pound real butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
2 cups coconut
1 cup sesame seeds *
1/2 cup chopped almonds
Soften butter and add sugar; beat until very light. Add remaining ingredients. Separate into 3 parts - roll - refrigerate. When ready to bake, slice 1/4" thick and bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 25 to 30 minutes at 300 degrees.
*Sesame seeds are MUCH cheaper when you buy them in bulk at stores like Whole Foods, where you can buy them by the pound.