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Coconut Clouds Recipe

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Total Time: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes: 66 servings

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 swaps. —Donna Scofield, Yakima, Washington

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  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cream butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy; beat in eggs and extracts. Stir in sour cream. In another bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in coconut.
  2. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake until set, 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a small heavy saucepan, heat butter over medium heat until golden brown, 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly. Transfer to a small bowl; gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar, milk and extracts. Spread over cookies. Dip in coconut; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Clouds in Country Woman December/January 2008, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 110 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


Aug. 29, 2016

Excellent! Have made them several times and always get rave reviews! Freeze nicely also! Thanks for the great recipe!

Aug. 14, 2016

This recipe was not good,but not too bad. The flour is way off , I had to add about 1/2 cup more. It was very wet. The flavor was very blah. I will not make these again

The cooky was soft. The sour cream is too much and not enough flour.

Question the amount of fat. more butter and l ess sourcream may h ave solved the consistency of this dough.

Dec. 28, 2015

A cookie tray regular

Dec. 3, 2015

This was a winner with everyone who ate them. Already getting requests to make them again from co-workers and family!

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!

Nov. 13, 2015

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

Jan. 11, 2015

Delicious! I love coconut and these were fantastic!

Dec. 20, 2013

Is the coconut in the batter toasted?

Dec. 16, 2012

Sister and I have made for the last 4-5 years.

Jan. 18, 2012

I made these for Christmas 2011 and they were a hit. I will definitely make these again.


Aug. 29, 2016

Excellent! Have made them several times and always get rave reviews! Freeze nicely also! Thanks for the great recipe!

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