Coconut Sugar Cookies (Cut-Outs)

This recipe is an old one from Martha Stewart. Even if you don’t like coconut, you may like these cookies because the coconut flavor is kind of subtle.


Coconut Cut-Outs

7 ounces dried, sweetened coconut
3 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, unsalted (I used salted)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
2 eggs
Sparkly sugar

Glaze: 1 cup coconut milk, 8 cups powdered sugar.

Pulverize coconut in food processor. Mix coconut with flour, baking powder and salt.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, extracts and eggs. Stir in coconut/flour mixture.

Divide dough into thirds and form spheres. Chill for an hour or so. Roll to 1/8 inch (mine were a little thicker) and cut out shapes. Sprinkle with coarse (sparkly) sugar if desired.

Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F.

To make the glaze, mix ingredients until they are consistency of honey. I love icings and glazes, but skipped this glaze entirely.

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  1. says

    Hi Anna,
    Just a quick note to let you know I “borrowed” this Cut Out Coconut Sugar Cookie recipe link for today’s post celebrating National Cookie Cutter Week. Thank you so much for sharing…

  2. Lisa says

    Wow! I just made these for my daughters pre school Christmas party.. DELICIOUS!
    I too left off the sugar and glaze, and I”m glad I did cause they are very sweet. I would cut out at least half the sugar if I was going to glaze them. But I love them! Yum!

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