Coconut Drop Cookies

Soft and pillowy coconut cookies with shredded coconut, toasted coconut, and coconut extract! Even if you aren’t a coconut lover, you’ll enjoy these!

Soft and pillowy coconut cookies with shredded coconut, toasted coconut, and coconut extract! Even if you aren’t a coconut lover, you’ll enjoy these!
I am in love with these coconut cookies.

And…

I didn’t really think I liked coconut THAT much.

Soft and pillowy coconut cookies with shredded coconut, toasted coconut, and coconut extract! Even if you aren’t a coconut lover, you’ll enjoy these!
But I’m branching out and trying new things, especially this month (i.e. the explosion of recipes with cream cheese frosting!).

These coconut cookies are cake like (meaning pillow-y), they are moist, and have the perfect amount of coconut flavor. The coconut flavor comes from the toasted coconut, regular shredded coconut and coconut extract.

I really do think the coconut extract adds the biggest POW, but if it isn’t something you have in your pantry or want to buy, you can omit it and just rely on the toasted and regular coconut for the cookie’s flavor.

Soft and pillowy coconut cookies with shredded coconut, toasted coconut, and coconut extract! Even if you aren’t a coconut lover, you’ll enjoy these!
The cookies bake up fast (about 9-13 minutes) and the dough requires no chilling. While the cookies are cooling you can whip up the 3 ingredient frosting – butter, powdered sugar and sweet cream coffee creamer.

I used International Delight sweet cream creamer in this recipe to add sweetness and creaminess. I love International Delight because it’s super versatile and you can use it in a lot of recipes, in addition to in your coffee! See all of our International Delight recipes.

Soft and pillowy coconut cookies with shredded coconut, toasted coconut, and coconut extract! Even if you aren’t a coconut lover, you’ll enjoy these!
A few recipe notes:

-If you don’t want to toast your own coconut, I’ve seen (and bought!) toasted coconut in the baking aisle. Genius idea. If you want to toast your own coconut, place the coconut on a baking sheet and bake at 350ºF for 7-10 minutes, until it’s golden.

-If you don’t have coconut extract, you and omit it, otherwise you can find it in the baking aisle near the other extracts.

-Use a cookie scoop to drop batter onto a silicone lined baking sheet. If you don’t have a silicone baking sheet, spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray.

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Soft and pillowy coconut cookies with shredded coconut, toasted coconut, and coconut extract! Even if you aren’t a coconut lover, you’ll enjoy these!

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Coconut Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen

Total Time: 30 minutes

Soft and pillowy coconut cookies with shredded coconut, toasted coconut, and coconut extract! Even if you aren’t a coconut lover, you’ll enjoy these!

Ingredients:

Cookies

  • 1 & 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 stick butter (1/4 cup), softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup toasted coconut
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut (not toasted)

Frosting

  • 1/2 stick butter (1/4 cup), softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp International Delight sweet cream creamer
  • additional toasted coconut to top the cookies

Directions:

Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F. In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, salt, and baking soda, set aside.
  2. In a larger mixing bowl beat the butter, sugar and brown sugar with an electric mixer for 1-2 minutes, until fluffy. Add in the egg, coconut extract, vanilla extract, and sour cream, beat with mixer until incorporated. Gradually add the dry ingredients, then add the toasted coconut and shredded coconut, mix to combine.
  3. Use a cookie scoop to drop the batter onto a silicone lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-12 minutes, or until golden on the edges. Allow the cookies to cool completely.

Frosting

  1. In a small mixing bowl beat the butter for 1 minute, until fluffy. Add in the powdered sugar and sweet cream creamer, stir with a spatula until thick. Spread the frosting on the cookies and top with additional toasted coconut.

Soft and pillowy coconut cookies with shredded coconut, toasted coconut, and coconut extract! Even if you aren’t a coconut lover, you’ll enjoy these!