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Orange Coconut Cookies

The sunny taste of these crisp cookies always makes me smile-no matter what the weather.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    15 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Stir in orange zest. Combine flour and cornstarch; add to creamed mixture. Shape into 1-in. balls, then roll in coconut. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until coconut is lightly browned and cookies are set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
3 each: 371 calories, 25g fat (17g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 235mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • askinner1
    Sep 24, 2011

    From looking at the ingredients, my guess is that it is not enough flour to keep these cookies together. 1/2c flour does not sound like near enough!

  • Carolinerbain
    Mar 1, 2011

    Haven't made them, wondered why they fell apart when you picked them up!

  • cabincat
    Nov 18, 2009

    This is hard to rate, FIVE stars for flavor TWO because I had a BIG problem here. Right out of the oven, they're great. Look like the picture, are crisp and tasty. I put a plate out for company, and couldn't figure out why people said "hmm, interesting, love coconut" etc. Later I tested one, it could barely be picked up, just fell apart. Either I did something wrong or something is missing from the recipe to bind them together.