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Coconut Clouds Recipe
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Coconut Clouds Recipe

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Coconut lovers will have extra reason to celebrate when they taste these cake-like drop cookies. The generous frosting and coconut topping make them a hit at holiday cookie parties. —Donna Scofield, Yakima, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:67 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 67 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flaked coconut, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extracts. Stir in sour cream. Combine flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in coconut.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. In a small heavy saucepan, heat butter over medium heat 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Pour into a small bowl; beat in confectioners’ sugar, milk and extracts.
  4. Frost cookies; dip in coconut. Let stand until completely dry. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Clouds in Country Woman December/January 2008, p29

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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"Delicious! I love coconut and these were fantastic!"

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

"Is the coconut in the batter toasted?"

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"Sister and I have made for the last 4-5 years."

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"I made these for Christmas 2011 and they were a hit. I will definitely make these again."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"Wonderful! A real keeper."

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