Coconut Cut Out Cookies

Coconut Cut Out Cookies

Coconut Cut Out Cookies @createdbydiane

I just love coconut!

toasted, regular even unsweetened…. I love it all.

I remember years ago seeing coconut shrimp on a menu and well…

The menu got closed immediately, I knew just what I HAD to order and it didi’t disappoint in the least. Crunchy toasted coconut covering the shrimp and a slightly spicy dipping sauce. Well I was in LOVE, it became a favorite for a while and you know what I think I need to make some real soon. Maybe even coconut chicken, yes coconut chicken….I think I’ll make that this week.

Since I love coconut and well I love cookies….doesn’t everyone love cookies!

I made coconut cut out cookies with coconut icing and yep you guessed it coconut on top. Yeah these are GOOD!



Coconut Cookie with Coconut Icing.jpg

I loved how white-white they turned out, so pretty like snow.

I use Americolor White Food Coloring to be sure the icing is super white. You can find it at cake decorating stores, online supply stores or amazon.

I buy the large bottle as I tend to like everything bright white!

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Coconut Cut Out Cookies


  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon coconut emulsion
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut divided

Coconut Icing

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut emulsion
  • 2 drops white Americolor Coloring


  • Cream butter with sugar.
  • Beat in egg and flavorings.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Dice 3/4 cup sweetened coconut and mix into dough.
  • Mix until the dough pulls away from bowl.
  • Roll out on floured surface or between wax paper.
  • Cut with cookie cutter.
  • Bake at 400ยฐ for 7-9 minutes.
  • Cool cookies completely before icing

Coconut Icing

  • Mix powdered sugar, corn syrup, water and coconut emulsion and coloring until smooth.
  • Chop 1/4 cup coconut.
  • Pipe icing on cookies and apply chopped coconut on top before icing dries.

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  1. Sugar cookies are wonderful but flavor specific sugar cookies are even better! I am really intrigued. What is coconut emulsion? I think my pantry has every can and bottle of coconut flavoring, milk, and cream you can imagine but I have never heard of coconut emulsion. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I first had coconut shrimp in Hawaii….oh, so good! Your cookies sound so delicious, Diane, and they are pretty to boot!

  3. Hi! I know this is a super old post but how many cookies does this make??? I want to include this in a cookie swap i am attending!

    1. It will depend on the cookie cutter size you use. For these hearts, about 48. I try to keep an accurate count on cookie amounts, but sadly when my kids enter the kitchen some go missing! I monitor all comments no matter how new or old the posts so feel free to ask any question on any recipe.

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