Having worked for Buy.com over 6 years now I can honestly say it is by far the best company I have worked for, which is why I am so thrilled I get to be a part of a new and exciting chapter in Buy.com’s history.
It was officially announced this past Friday, Buy.com is no longer privately owned, we are now officially under the umbrella of Japan’s leading Internet Company Rakuten, Inc.. Talk about going from one extreme to another!
It is exciting to think of all the opportunities for growth and development that will no doubtingly present themselves as a result of this transaction.
So to celebrate the acquisition I thought it would be quite fitting to bring these into the office with me this morning.
Coconut Sugar Cookies
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter
1 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
Sift the flour, desiccated coconut, baking powder, and salt together.
Cream the butter and sugar in an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy, approx 4 to 5 minutes. Add the egg and blend until completely incorporated.
Add the sifted dry ingredients and slowly mix until the dough has come together and formed a uniform mass.
Shape the dough into a square, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Remove the dough from the refrigerator, roll into desired shapes, and place them onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place the baking sheet with the cookies in the freezer for at least 15 minutes, this will insure the cutout cookies retain their shape as much as possible.
Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes, cool cookies on a rack then transfer to a sealed container.