Coconut Cream Cookies

Coconut Cream Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.comA recipe for a coconut cookie made with pudding mix, with vanilla frosting.

Yield: About 3 dozen cookies

Today, while driving my son to school, I said, “I need to bake today.  What kind of cookies should I make?”  He looked at me like I was crazy… like the answer was so completely obvious to everyone else.  “Didn’t you hear me last night?” he said.  “You should make coconut cream cookies!”  The theme continued when I returned home, and mentioned the conversation to my husband and daughter.  They both agreed that coconut cream sounded great.  I wondered aloud how I would achieve such a feat, having never heard of a cookie like it.  My daughter replied very matter of factly, “Just make coconut cream pie, and then turn it into a cookie.”

Duh, mom.

I’ve been working on getting my site re-designed.  It was just time for an upgrade.  While my designer is slaving away on my site design, I figured it was as good an excuse as any to give my home office a re-design too.  Not really a re-design, per se.   More like… a cleaning.  My office is a complete disaster area.  It’s a pig sty.  It looks like an episode of “Hoarders.”  I freely admit it.  My goal is to have my office working like a well-oiled machine by the time I get my blog working like a well-oiled machine.  So, like 1-2 weeks from now.  And trust me, I’m going to need all that time.

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I’m well practiced in the fine art of procrastination.  For instance, I have a goal to clean some of the garbage out of the office today, but I’m spending my time baking Coconut Cream Cookies.  And frosting them.  And writing about baking and frosting them.  And writing about not doing my cleaning.

I think I need a Diet Coke.

See what I mean?

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I’ve decided to use this week’s cookie as my office-cleaning inspiration.  Yeah, I know it sounds weird.  The cookie is simple, clean, white.  It’s unfettered, unspotted, and un-covered-in-chocolate.  I want my office to be as beautiful and simple as this cookie.  Wish me luck.

I actually did take my daughters advice.  Sort of.  I used coconut cream pudding mix to create these cookies.  The last time I made cookies with pudding in them, they were extremely well-received.  They are definitely one of my more popular cookies around this house.  I have a feeling this version will be very well received, too.

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Coconut Cream Cookies
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A coconut cookie made with pudding mix and covered in vanilla frosting
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 3 dozen
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 (3 oz.) box coconut cream pudding mix
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 4 T. butter, softened
  • 2 T. milk
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. Beat butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add pudding mix, soda, and flour, and mix until just combined.
  3. Add coconut and mix just enough to incorporate.
  4. Drop scoops onto baking sheet, and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 min.
  6. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Adjust consistency by adding more powdered sugar or milk.
  7. Frost cooled cookies


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