Pat Doctor of Cocoa, Florida loves these coconutty cookies, but because she is watching her cholesterol, she asked us to help her lighten this recipe. Our Test Kitchen staff came up with trimmed down treats that have two-thirds the calories, half the fat and just a quarter of the saturated fat of the original.--Taste of Home's Test Kitchen
With their yummy raspberry centers, these chewy cookies will disappear from your picnic table fast. My mother used to make these, and they were always my favorite. Now my family enjoys them, too. Store the cooled cookies in a sealed container to keep them soft. —Cheryl Giroux, Amherstburg, Ontario
"When I was a little girl, my grandmother and I used to whip up this no-bake snack to munch on while playing rummy," shares Tammy Schroeder of Aitkin, Minnesota. "I love to throw a batch together and remember those special times."
Instant coconut cream pudding mix is the key to these crunchy cookies that are perfect for dunking. "For variety, use chocolate or lemon pudding instead," suggests Susan Putkonen of Gilbert, Minnesota.
When our family gathered at my aunt's summer home on Mackinac Island a few years back, she pulled out her tried-and-true recipe and made these wholesome cookies. I think of her and that memorable vacation every time I make these for my own family.
Here is a delicious twist on traditional chocolate chip cookies. They're great for coconut lovers, textured by the coconut and flavored by the extract...a compatible combination that results in a crispy, chewy cookie. My whole family agrees this recipe is a winner.
-Laura Bankard, Manchester, Maryland