Zesty Coconut Orange Cookies: A Simple Recipe for Smiles

Coconut Orange Cookies on Plate

As I mentioned, I hate involved, complicated recipes when you can have the same delicious results for whatever you cook or bake.  My coconut orange cookie recipe fits that bill because it is easy to put together and taste sensational from all the requests that I had from my friends after tasting these cookies.

My recipe produces a fairly soft cookie that is abundant with plenty of grated coconut mingling with some chocolate chips in the batter.  What is different about these is that I use almond extract and some grated orange peel to coax more of the chocolate flavor as it marries with that almond extract.  The result is scrumptious once you get a taste.

If you don’t have any fresh oranges on hand, you could substitute a teaspoon of orange extract in a pinch. Instead what I like to do is to grate some orange rind when I have the ones with thick skins, wrap in some plastic wrap to store in the freezer for later use.  This is handy for whenever I need the rind for other recipes because it is already prepared.

I hope that you give my cookie recipe a try.  You also might want to sample my orange drop cookies and chewy coconut cookies just for starters.  There are many more delicious and home tested recipes with coconut and orange in my sidebar so check it out.

Zesy Coconut Orange Cookies

½ cups of butter
3/4 cup of sugar
1 egg
1 cup of shredded coconut flakes
½ teaspoons of almond extract
1 tablespoon of freshly grated orange rind
1 cup of sifted flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder, leveled
½ cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream your softened butter with the sugar thoroughly with your electric mixer in your mixing bowl.

Beat in your egg, almond extract,  and the grated rind next.

Use a wooden spoon to stir in the coconut flakes and mix in with the above ingredients.

Sift your flour with the baking powder, gradually as you continue to beat through your mixer until all the ingredients are incorporated and combined.

Grease at least two cookie sheets and drop by rounded teaspoons with some space between them, leaving room for them to grow on those sheets.

Bake in a 375-degree oven for about 10-15 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated or until the edges start getting a light golden brown.

ENJOY!

Zesty Coconut Orange Cookies
My recipe produces a fairly soft cookie that is abundant with plenty of grated coconut mingling with some chocolate chips in the batter.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut orange cookie recipe, coconut orange cookies, delicious treats, easy cookie recipe, soft and chewy cookies
Author: Mary Balandiat
Ingredients
  • ½ cups of butter
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut flakes
  • ½ teaspoons of almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly grated orange rind
  • 1 cup of sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder leveled
  • ½ cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. ream your softened butter with the sugar thoroughly with your electric mixer in your mixing bowl.
  2. Beat in your egg, almond extract,  and the grated rind next.
  3. Use a wooden spoon to stir in the coconut flakes and mix in with the above ingredients.
  4. Sift your flour with the baking powder, gradually as you continue to beat through your mixer until all the ingredients are incorporated and combined.
  5. Grease at least two cookie sheets and drop by rounded teaspoons with some space between them, leaving room for them to grow on those sheets.
  6. Bake in a 375-degree oven for about 10-15 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated or until the edges start getting a light golden brown.
  7. ENJOY!
Follow:

3 Comments

  1. ilaria carraro
    September 24, 2015 / 9:15 am

    i'll try soon this recipe!

  2. Jerry Marquardt
    September 24, 2015 / 7:06 pm

    This recipe looked so good, I copied it down. I am going to make it this coming weekend. I thank you so much for the share.

  3. Mary Balandiat (Nuts 4 Stuff)
    September 25, 2015 / 10:27 pm

    Tell me how they turn out for you, Jerry. I warn you though that these can become addictive.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.