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Coconut Clouds

Total Time

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

Makes

about 5-1/2 dozen

Coconut lovers will have extra reason to celebrate when they taste these cakelike drop cookies. The generous frosting and coconut topping make them a hit at holiday cookie swaps. —Donna Scofield, Yakima, Washington
Coconut Clouds Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • BROWNED BUTTER FROSTING:
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut, toasted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cream butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes; 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. For the frosting, 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.
Editor's Note
To toast coconut, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

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

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