Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm!  Coconut is so yummy!  And I have to credit this cookie to my friend Autumn.  While we were planning the menu for our friend Ashley's Baby Shower, she wanted to have sugar cookies and something with coconut, so voila!  The sugar cookie with coconut frosting was born!  

1111cookieSugar Cookies with Coconut Frosting

What you'll need:

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

16 tablespoons (2 sticks) of really good unsalted butter, room temp.

1 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


1/4 cup coconut milk

2 cups powdered sugar

a couple cups of shredded coconut

What you'll do:

Heat your oven to 375 degrees.

Line your baking sheets with silpat, parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together and set aside.

Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment or a big bowl with a hand mixer, cream the butter with both the sugars and mix till combined.  Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.  Gradually add in the dry ingredients in 3 batches blending well in-between.  

Get your hands wet with warm water and roll 1-inch balls with your fingers.  Place on the cookie sheet.

Bake for 12-16 minutes or until the edges just start to turn golden.  Let the cookies cool on the sheet for about 2 minutes before removing and placing on a wire rack.  Let them cool to room temperature before frosting.

For the frosting:

Combine the sugar and coconut milk and mix well.  (It will be on the thin side and will harden on the cookies)  Spread the frosting on the cookies and sprinkle with the shredded coconut.  

Do not stack the cookies until the frosting has hardened which should take about an hour.


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Tools I used:

Cookie Sheets

Kitchen Aid