Coconut Thumbprint Cookies with Kaya

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter ( or margarine), softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoon fresh milk
dessicated coconut for dredging

1/2 cup kaya

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Combine flour, baking powder and salt on a wax paper ( for easier pouring ). In a large boel with mixer at high medium speed, beat sugar and butter until creamy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat until well blended. Reduce speed to ,low; beat in flour mixture just unitl blended.
Drop about a rounded measuring tablespoon of dough into the dessicated coconut, roll until dough is evenly coated with coconuts, place onto ungreased baking sheet and bake 6 minuts. Remove cookie sheet from the oven. Working quickly, with greased rounded measuring teaspoon or large watermelon baller, gentkly press a small indentation in the center of each cookie, making sure not to press all the way through. Fill each indentation wwith rounded 1/2 teaspoon of kaya or dulce de leche.

Return cookies to oven and bake 12-14 minutes longer or until edeges are browned. Transfe cookies to a wire rack to cool. Serve with tea or coffee!


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