Coconut Crinkle Cookies - easy one-bowl cookies with lots of coconut flavor thanks to the extract and shredded coconut!
Somehow I feel like this year I am a little late to the coconut game. Usually, I get crazy with it in late January because I truly love it and it just fits perfectly with the outdoor scene. Everything is covered with a fluffy snow!
This year, I blame it on the weather. It's been glorious here in Kansas. Unusually warm and sunny for days. Until just few days ago when overnight we got a ton of snow. Right now it's 19 degrees. So so cold!
Bring on the coconut and let's make cookies! They will hold us over till Spring!
Crinkle cookies are a huge hit in our family. They are easy to make so the kids can make (especially with rolling them in sugar!) and so pretty! I packed them with shredded coconut and few drops of coconut extract. They smell amazing and have a fabulous texture! There is no chilling of the dough so these cookies can be on your table in less than 30 minutes!
These cookies would be a perfect treat for a Spring brunch, baby or bridal shower or for a simple afternoon dessert. Enjoy!
Coconut Crinkle Cookies
- 1.75 cup all-purpose flour plus 3 Tablespoons
- 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
- 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter , softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- ¼ teaspoon coconut extract
- ¾ cup shredded coconut unsweetened
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with a parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs, one at a time and mix well.
- Add coconut extract. Mix again.
- With mixer on low speed, mix in flour, baking powder and coconut only until just combined. The dough will be soft and sticky.
- Using a medium cookie scoop (1 and ½ tablespoon size), drop scoops of the dough onto the powdered sugar and roll the dough into balls.
- Place on baking sheet, leaving 2 inches of space between them.
- Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until puffed and tops are cracked.
- Cool on sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack.
Omg.. I did this but added coconut milk powder and chopped freeze dried banana too! It tasted exactly like a traditional Malay/indonesian steamed dessert called nagasari pisang but in cookie form! KEEEEPPPEERRRRR!
Wow! That sounds delicious! I can't wait to try it!
I love coconut in anything at all...I made these for an afternoon tea I was invited to and they were a big hit. I modified the recipe a bit by toasting the coconut slightly and add some to the batter and powdered sugar as I didn't have any extract. I don't normally comment on on-line recipes but these were so good I had to. Bookmarked for sure!!
How many dozen cookies do the Coconut Ckrinkle Cookies make. They look delicious. Adding this for this years cookie list to bake for gifts.
Thank you Betty
Thanks for this recipe! I just made it tonight, I'd never done crinkles before and these ones are great! Since I live in Tahiti, French Polynesia, I made a couple of modifications, so that I could use the ingredients that I have. I used fresh grated coconut (from my yard!), as well as homemade coconut oil margarine instead of butter to enhance coconut flavor.
Result is really great, even my husband who doesn't have a sweet tooth loves these crinkles, and my four little monsters will definitely enjoy them as their morning snack at school. Thanks a lot!
Hi Francoise! THANK YOU so so much for this comment! It made my day. Can I just say how jealous I am that you can use fresh grated coconut straight from your garden!! How amazing! I am so happy to know that your whole family loves these cookies! My Hubby will always take salty or spicy over sweet and he loves these cookies too. 😀 Oh! You have to try my new recipe --> the coconut cheesecake bars! They would be amazing with fresh coconut!
Have a beautiful day! -Anna
I love crinkle cookies! They look so yummy!
The weather's been so bizarre this year. We had a high of, like, 10 today and tomorrow it's supposed to be sunny and in the 50s!
Oooh, I love crinkle cookies! I've never made them with coconut, though. Adding these to my to-bake list!
Crinkle cookies are hard to resist on a normal basis. Then you went and made them coconut. And I said screw the diet!
I love crinkle cookies and coconut crinkle cookies sound amazing. My only problem - my kids don't like coconut - so I would be the sole eater of these cookies. That could be good, or bad... 🙂
I'm doing the happy dance over here. I loooove crinkle cookies and I loooove coconut, but I've never seen this combo. This recipe is bookmarked the next time I make cookies. And that will now be soon.
Ahhh! I love cookie crinkles and I love coconut. Why have I never thought of this idea before?!
These crinkle cookies look delicious! My mom is coconut crazy, I have to bake some of these off for her! I wish we have had amazingly warm weather, but definitely not the case.
I've been looking for some new cookie recipes to try - and this is going to be one of them! Love coconut!
Yay! Thank you, Martha!
Yum! Loving this version of crinkle cookies, Anna! I adore everything coconut but never thought of making Coconut Crinkle Cookies. This is genius! Cannot wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing and stay warm! xo
Thank you, Stacy!
I was devouring Girl Scout lemon cookies today, and was reminded how much I love lemon cookies. And now seeing this, I simply have to make some. :
Thank you, Shinee!