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Quick Coconut Cookies Recipe

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I love coconut, and these drop cookies are really good. These call for coconut extract instead of flaked coconut and frosted cornflakes help give the treats a crunchy texture.—Patricia Doctor, Cocoa, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4-1/2 cups frosted cornflakes

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 104 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 131 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in cereal.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Cookies in Light & Tasty February/March 2005, p12

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 104 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 131 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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