Orange Coconut Cookies Recipe
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Orange Coconut Cookies Recipe

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The sunny taste of these crisp cookies always makes me smile-no matter what the weather.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 371 calories, 25g fat (17g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 235mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Stir in orange peel. Combine flour and cornstarch; add to creamed mixture. Shape into 1-in. balls, then roll in coconut. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until coconut is lightly browned and cookies are set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 15 cookies.
Editor's Note: This recipe does not use eggs.
Originally published as Orange Coconut Cookies in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p268

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askinner1 152737
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2011

"From looking at the ingredients, my guess is that it is not enough flour to keep these cookies together. 1/2c flour does not sound like near enough!"

Carolinerbain 151061
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"Haven't made them, wondered why they fell apart when you picked them up!"

cabincat 78061
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"This is hard to rate, FIVE stars for flavor TWO because I had a BIG problem here. Right out of the oven, they're great. Look like the picture, are crisp and tasty. I put a plate out for company, and couldn't figure out why people said "hmm, interesting, love coconut" etc. Later I tested one, it could barely be picked up, just fell apart. Either I did something wrong or something is missing from the recipe to bind them together."

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