Coconut Drop Cookies

First of all, I have  to confess that I absolutely hate raw coconut, and only sometimes like it included in baked goods. I don’t particularly like coconut macaroons, coconut cream pie, or coconut ice cream,among other things. That being said, this recipe was a bit daring for me. I was afraid to use coconut as a flavor base for a cookie recipe, but figured I would be adventurous. Luckily, I succeeded.

These cookies are incredibly flavorful, mainly coconut flavor, but with a bit of vanilla and almond to tie it all together. They are simple to make, and after rolled in sugar, they are quite pretty (for a drop cookie).

Coconut Cookies

1/2 C Butter, Softened

1/2 C  White Sugar

1/4 C Powdered Sugar

1 Egg

1/4 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

1/4 Tsp Pure Almond Extract

1 1/2 C Flour

1/2 Tsp Baking Soda

1/4 Tsp Salt

1 2/3 C Coconut, Flaked

Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees

Cream the butter and sugars. Add the egg, and beat well. Add in the extracts.

Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.

Gradually beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture until a soft dough forms. Stir in the coconut.

Scoop tablespoons full of dough and roll them into balls. Roll the balls in sugar.

Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 13-15 minutes, until light golden brown.

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4 Responses to Coconut Drop Cookies

  1. What yummy looking cookies, perfect for when you want a bite of something sweet. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I’d love it if you’d come by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2012/01/sweets-for-saturday-51.html

  2. Ohhh, I love coconut! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

    Pinning on pinterest. 🙂

    Cheers,
    Tracy

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