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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: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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Coconut Clouds

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"A cookie tray regular"

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!"

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!"

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2015

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

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."

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!"

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"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

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

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!"

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."

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2009

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

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