• 10 Ratings

These rich and crisp coconut cookies look stunning stacked into a Christmas tree shape and dusted with powdered sugar!

Recipe by Gesine Bullock-Prado
Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or foil. Trace 2 1/2 to 3-inch circles 1-inch apart on the parchment*. Flip parchment over; set baking sheets aside.

  • In a large mixing bowl beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed after each addition. Beat in the coconut milk. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, coconut, salt, and baking powder. Add to batter; beat on low speed until combined.

  • Transfer batter to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4-inch open star or round tip. Pipe in small loops around each circle, using drawn circle as a guide. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Remove and cool completely on the baking sheets. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

*For a stacked tree:

If creating a stacked tree, trace varied sizes of circles, starting with 6-inch and on down to 1-inch for the top. Pipe the batter as above, using circles on parchment as a guide. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes for the larger circles and 10 to 14 minutes for the smaller circles, or until edges just begin to brown. Add a piece of Christmas candy to the top of the stacked tree. Dust tree with powdered sugar, if desired.

To store:

Place cookies in layers between waxed paper in an airtight container. Cover and store at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

88 calories; 6 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 19 mg cholesterol; 42 mg sodium. 17 mg potassium; 8 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 1 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 165 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 12 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 6 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;


10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1