Makeover Coconut Cookies Recipe
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Makeover Coconut Cookies Recipe

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Pat Doctor of Cocoa, Florida loves these coconutty cookies, but because she is watching her cholesterol, she asked us to help her lighten this recipe. Our Test Kitchen staff came up with trimmed down treats that have two-thirds the calories, half the fat and just a quarter of the saturated fat of the original.--Taste of Home's Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 42 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 69 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the butter, oil and sugars. Beat in egg, egg whites and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture. Stir in cornflakes.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Makeover Coconut Cookies in Light & Tasty February/March 2005, p12

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eawinters User ID: 2493786 57811
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2008

"These were horrible. They were rubbery in texture and poor flavor. My mother who will eat anything said she preferred cookie that didn't take so long to chew. We threw them out -- something I rarely do. I usually can find someway to use a poor result but not this time."

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