Coconut Butter Cookies

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 Coconut Butter Cookies are buttery clouds of a cake-like cookie rolled in sweet coconut.

I wanted a puffy, cake-y, buttery cookie —  So, I decided to use a Yellow Butter Cake mix for this recipe.

 I’m an “all from scratch” kind of baker.  But sometimes, I let loose a bit and use cake mixes for cookies and bars!  (whoo, I know.)  I have to admit there’s nothing wrong with a boxed cake mix.  I mean, you have endless amounts of base flavors!  I really love to bake cakes from scratch, though.  But I occasionally buy a box for special, fast treats like this one.

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You will not be disappointed at how buttery these cookies are.  They are very easy and fast to whip up!

There’s only a few simple ingredients you need to go with the Yellow Butter Cake mix:  a cube of butter, 1 egg, and flavoring extract.  And, of course the star of the cookie just isn’t butter flavor…but coconut!  Here’s how you begin…  But first start by preheating your oven at 350 degrees.

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Cut the butter into pieces and place in a large microwavable bowl.  Melt the butter for 30 seconds.  Add a few more seconds if not completely melted.  Add the package of cake mix.  Mix together with a large spoon.  No mixer needed for these!

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It will be a little dry at first.  Mix in the beaten egg and 1 tablespoon of Brandy.  Yep, the hard stuff!!  (It will bake out.)  But if you opt to not use it,  you can substitute the brandy for vanilla or butter extract.

I actually love to bake with brandy.  It gives the baked goods so much flavor!  (Although, one time when I used more than a tablespoon of brandy for some other cookies… and was feeling a leetle funny after munching on a lot of batter!)

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Now the cookie dough will be all smooth!

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Put 3/4 cup of coconut into a separate bowl.  Use a medium sized cookie scoop and make some buttery balls of dough.  The dough will still be very soft…but still roll-able.  Roll the dough into the coconut and roll again between your palms.

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Place on a baking sheet with a lined silicon mat or parchment paper.  Place about 1″ and a half apart from each other.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

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Rest on the hot baking sheet (or stone) for 3 to 5 more minutes to finish slowly cooking.  Then cool on a rack or some paper towels on top of counter.

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Enjoy these clouds of buttery, coconut cookies, my friends!

These Coconut Butter Cookies were included in “10 Delicious Cookie Recipes” at The Taylor House!

**My Coconut Butter Cookies are linked up to party with {Truly Lovely Blog} & {Designed Decor} & {The Thriftiness Miss} & {Love and Laundry} & {Real Housemoms}

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This recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies.
Ingredients
  • 1 Butter Recipe Yellow Cake Mix
  • ½ cup of butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon brandy (or butter/vanilla extract)
  • ¾ cup coconut

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in a large microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds, or until completely melted.
  3. Stir in the package of cake mix with a large spoon.
  4. Add in a beaten egg and brandy (or extract).
  5. Mix very well.
  6. Use a medium cookie scoop (or make medium size balls of dough by hand) and roll between your palms to form even shaped balls.
  7. Roll into the coconut in a separate bowl.
  8. Shape once more between your palms with the coconut on the ball of dough.
  9. Place on a baking sheet about 1″ and a half from each other.
  10. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  11. Leave on already hot baking sheet for 3 to 5 minutes before taking off to cool.

Notes
Recipe by Gloria Phillips (SimplyGloria.com)

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  1. Oh how I love these cookies, Gloria! They look delicious! Pinned and shared on my Facebook page!
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  2. Oh my! I LOOOOOOVE the looks of these…..and only 5 ingredients? Total bonus! These are a perfect dessert for Easter, too!!!! :)
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  3. I love yellow cake and buttery cakes. There is something about yellow cake mix that’s just the best! You made it even better with the coconut!

    And your marshmallow + PB bars from your last post – two of my fave things are RKTreats and PB. That’s my kind of bar recipe!
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  4. i LOVE cake mix cookies! And yellow cake is my favorite kind to bake with. I’ve never added coconut – you are a genius girl. :)

  5. Sharon Morgan says:

    What or how much is a cube of butter? That’s the only thing stopping me from making these right now and its 3 in the morning!

    • I am so sorry…one cube of butter is 1/2 cup. Also, 8 tablespoons. You must be the middle of the night kind of baker…me too! Sorry for the inconvenience. I will go over my recipes and change the butter on them…thank you, Sharon!!
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