Coconut Almond Cookies Recipe -
Coconut Almond Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 22 mins

Coconut Almond Cookies

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"My mother-in-law passed this recipe along to me several years ago and I have been making it regularly. Absolutely delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    22 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, water and almond extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Stir in coconut. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheet and flatten with a floured fork.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned on the bottom. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 23, 2003

The cookies are very tasty. The only problem is in the instructions, it says to add salt but does not tell you how much. I guess and just added a pinch (1/4 of a teaspoon) and they came out great. I also added chocolate chips to the second batch which was yummy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 20, 2008

The first batch was not that good for my taste... Did the recipe again with 1 cup of coconut more and pecans.

Jun 27, 2008

I made a few adjustments. I used whole wheat flour instead of white and increased the baking powder to nearly 2 teaspoons instead of 1 1/2 teaspoons to compensate for the heavier flour. I also used 2 teaspoons of almond extract instead of 1 teaspoon and used 1 1/2 cups of coconut instead of 1/2 cup. I then used a small scoop to form the balls instead of rolling them with my hands. The cookies really spread out in the oven and came out larger than I expected. While they were still warm I rolled them up to look like Lady's Fingers. They look great and taste really good! I would definately make this recipe again and also use my alterations!

Mar 08, 2008

These are amazingly good cookies; my search for the definitive "almond" cookie is over! I used 2 teaspoons of almond extract and added one cup each of coconut and toasted, finely chopped almonds. My additions required a little more baking time, 12 minutes at 350. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, loved it!!

May 19, 2010

I tweaked the recipe quite a bit. Used applesauce instead of butter, used only a ½ cup sugar, used 2 tsp. vanilla extract, used almond flour and ¾ cup sweetened coconut flakes. I tried different toppings, too. Some with choco. chips, chopped walnuts, ¼ tsp. peanut butter in the middle, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. I baked them for about 16 minutes, but checked on them every 2 min. after 10 minutes. I wanted the bottoms that perfect golden brown, and they were!! Can't wait to surprise hubby with yummy cookies!! Good recipe, but no one needs that much sugar or butter, at all lol!!

Dec 16, 2010

I can't stop eating these cookies! So delicious! I gave 4 stars because I will make small changes to the next batch. A little less butter and sugar and another egg instead of the water? Also, they cook better at 375 degrees. I like the idea of dipping half the cookie in chocolate then dipping that in chopped almonds. YUM!

Jan 30, 2006

Will make this recipe again as it was very good. I followed the recipe except added 1/3 cup of coarsely grounded almonds as suggested by previous review. Yummy!

Feb 10, 2009

great recipe but i tweaked just a bit...sorry..added 3/4 cup butter and a little bit less sugar....1 cup butter is just too overpowering...also added finely chopped almonds...and increased coconut to 1 cup..this resulted in 4 minutes more cooking time but they were awesome!!


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  • Calories
  • 116 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 49 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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