TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 165 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil, orange peel and extract. Fold in coconut. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  2. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. In a small bowl, combine icing ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled cookies. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Editor's Note: Orange cake mix may be substituted for the white cake mix. Omit the orange extract.
Originally published as Orange Drop Cookies in Country Woman March/April 2001, p35

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AimeeW User ID: 5427384 84907
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013

"My family raved about these and they have now been added to the must have holiday cookie list! Super easy to make!"

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