Orange Coconut Cookies

Orange Coconut Cookies
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 16 mins
  • Prep: 6 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Servings: 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
168 Calories
10g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 168
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 234mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 2g
Calcium 31mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Fresh orange juice and shredded coconut flavor these easy drop cookies. Use part orange juice concentrate mixed with water if you don't have fresh oranges. You can use butter or shortening in the recipe but if you use shortening the cookies won't spread as much. 


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, about 12 ounces
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening or butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) strained fresh orange juice, or use 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate with 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated orange zest (if using fresh oranges)
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine flour, soda, and salt; set aside.

  2. In another bowl, cream butter until light and lemon-colored; gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition. Slowly add beaten eggs to creamed mixture. Alternately add dry ingredients and juice to the creamed mixture, beating until smooth after each addition. 

  3. Fold in the coconut.

  4. Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 400° for 10 to 12 minutes.