Easy Sweet Coconut Cookies

Sweet coconut cookies everyone will LOVE! It does not make many cookies so if you have a hankering for them, it’s best to double the batch.

Original recipe makes 20 cookies


3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sifted all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sifted all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup flaked coconut

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease baking sheets.
  2. With an electric mixer, cream together the sugar, vegetable shortening, egg, and vanilla extract in a bowl until light and fluffy. Sift 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of flour together with the baking powder and salt in a bowl, and stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture; mix in the coconut until thoroughly combined. Drop the dough by teaspoons onto the prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until very lightly browned, about 10 minutes; allow cookies to cool on sheets for about 1 minute before removing to finish cooling on baking racks.


Calories: 121 kcal
Carbohydrates: 14.9 g
Cholesterol: 11 mg
Fat: 6.5 g
Fiber: 0.6 g
Protein: 1.2 g
Sodium: 68 mg