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Jeweled Coconut Drops Tips
What other kinds of preserves can you use to make coconut drops?
The sky’s the limit when it comes to filling coconut drops! Strawberry, apricot, or cherry jams would work here, as would orange marmalade. Use store-bought or homemade lemon curd
, or even pour in a little puddle of melted chocolate if you like. It won’t have the same jeweled effect, but will still be delicious!
Can you use toasted shredded coconut to make jeweled coconut drops?Toasted coconut
can be swapped out for the coconut folded into the cookie dough, but keep in mind that the coconut on the exterior will toast and crisp up as the cookie bakes. Unless you’re looking for deeply toasted coconut, it may be wiser to stick with regular coconut for rolling the cookies.
How should you store coconut drops?
Kept in an airtight, lidded container with waxed paper between layers of coconut drops, these will store perfectly for 1 to 3 days at room temperature. Store them in the refrigerator if you filled them with temperature-sensitive ingredients like lemon curd, though. Here are more tips on how to store cookies
.—Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
1 cookie: 110 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.