Easy Sweet Coconut Cookies

Easy Sweet Coconut Cookies

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"Sweet coconut cookies everyone will LOVE! It does not make many cookies so if you have a hankering for them, it's best to double the batch."


30 m servings 121 cals
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Original recipe yields 20 servings



  • Calories:
  • 121 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 68 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease baking sheets.
  2. With an electric mixer, cream together the sugar, vegetable shortening, egg, and vanilla extract in a bowl until light and fluffy. Sift 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of flour together with the baking powder and salt in a bowl, and stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture; mix in the coconut until thoroughly combined. Drop the dough by teaspoons onto the prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until very lightly browned, about 10 minutes; allow cookies to cool on sheets for about 1 minute before removing to finish cooling on baking racks.
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  1. 20 Ratings


Was trying to find an easy recipe to make for a tailgate and came across this one. I doubled the recipe right off the bat. Cookies turned out very well and were very tasty - soft, but also chew...

These cookies are good! I tend to use half butter and half shortening for my cookies, and I did so for this recipe as well. I also cut back the sugar by 1/8 cup, as I was using sweetened coconut...

I did not have enough coconut, so I used half a cup of coconut and half a cup of chopped dates. The cookies are wonderful. We will eat them up in no time!! Very sweet, just like the name says.

I really wanted this recipe to turn out great. Maybe I should have made one recipe then the second separately, but doubled it. Using big Oster mixer on #5 (whip) it took about 15-20 min for suga...

Oh my, I loved this cookie! First batch used ingredients as listed except substituted butter for shortening. Turned out perfectly delicious. I like trying new things so for the 2nd batch, added...

Holy moly! This is my new favorite cookie. So very delicious and easy. I substituted bitter b/c. I didn't have veg. Shortening. They turned out great. Thanks for sharing!

These are more like a 3.5 the only thing I did differently was to use unsalted butter (I avoid shortening whenever I can). They were good but there was a buttery, filmy, residue feeling in my m...

very good cookie, simple and easy to make. i put a 1/4 of a maraschino cherry on the top of each.

Amazing. As others, I cut down on the sugar and I used a cube of margarine instead of the shortening but they were great. The only thing I didn't like was NOT being able to stay out of them.