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Coconut Clouds Recipe

Coconut Clouds Recipe

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 YIELD:66 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large 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°. Cream butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy; beat in eggs and extracts. Stir in sour cream. In another bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in coconut.
  • 2. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake until set, 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. In a small heavy saucepan, heat butter over medium heat until golden brown, 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly. Transfer to a small bowl; gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar, milk and extracts. Spread over cookies. Dip in coconut; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: To toast coconut, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 110 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein .

Reviews for Coconut Clouds

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Ivyscaped 253363
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2016

"Excellent! Have made them several times and always get rave reviews! Freeze nicely also! Thanks for the great recipe!"

Kathrynkrs 252669
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2016

"This recipe was not good,but not too bad. The flour is way off , I had to add about 1/2 cup more. It was very wet. The flavor was very blah. I will not make these again

The cooky was soft. The sour cream is too much and not enough flour.
Question the amount of fat. more butter and l ess sourcream may h ave solved the consistency of this dough."

keely27 240444
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"A cookie tray regular"

bakertina 238683
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"This was a winner with everyone who ate them. Already getting requests to make them again from co-workers and family!"

MissArlene 238622
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2015

"I was slightly disappointed as the previous reviews were so great. They were "good, " but am wondering if they would be "wonderful" if using all butter & no shortening. They turned out well & I made them with no changes. Hubby seems to like them!"

235gbt 237310
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2015

"the coc0nut in the batter is... TOASTED!!!"

cindiak 217567
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

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

jkgasser 140061
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

"Is the coconut in the batter toasted?"

scottnjo 157418
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

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

vanillaluv 155522
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

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

Margielou_wa 99587
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"Wonderful! A real keeper."

awheaton05 170299
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"I tried these for the first time this year and they are amazing. The cookie has a soft cakie texture that is really nice and the coconut extract flavor is there, but not overpowering. Will make them again and again!"

calypso71 81487
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"these are incredibly good. Make sure you brown the butter for the frosting for the 5-7 minutes. the flavor is heavenly"

oreo123 99586
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"These are delicious! I've made them several times and they don't last long."

prmom 140060
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"I baked this for a friend's cookie exchange party, and everybody loved them. I also baked some for my kids, and they were gone in 2 days!"

tues6694 140024
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"These are so good, if any one likes coconut cream pie or alot of coconut then these are for you.I crave these, but i do not make them very often because i can not stay out of them.So when i make them half the cookies go to my moms place and into the freezer.I do not rave about a cookie like this but these are fantastic.They are soft and stay soft for several days.Four days is the most they have ever lasted around here."

stephjamie2008 84445
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2009

"So yummy . My husband and his friends loved this one"

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