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Easy Easter Egg Cookies on a plate

Coconut Easter Cookies

Serves 30

5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Coconut Easter Cookies

  • 1 cup shredded coconut divided
  • 2 drops pink food gel
  • 2 drops yellow food gel
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 packet cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup caster sugar (superfine)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mini speckled eggs see notes


Instructions

Coconut Easter Cookies

  • Preheat your oven to 170C / 350F. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Set aside.
  • Add 1/3 of the coconut into a zip lock bag along with 2 drops pink food gel and lock it back up. Shaked and massage the coconut until it’s evenly coloured. Repeat with another 1/3 of the coconut in a separate zip lock bag and the yellow food gel. Leave the remaining coconut plain white.
  • Add to a mixing bowl and use a whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • To a separate bowl add the flour, baking powder and salt and run through a sieve.
  • In a separate bowl, add the butter, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract. Use an electric hand mixer to beat on high speed until pale and creamy, about 3-4 minutes. Add the dry ingredients and use a spatula to mix until a dough forms and no dry ingredients are showing.
  • Use a small cookie scoop to scoop out 30 cookie balls. Roll them into balls and coat them in the coloured coconut. Place on both baking trays, spacing them out evenly.
  • Place a speckled easter egg in the centre of each cookie dough and bake for 20 minutes. Take out of the oven and place another 2 easter eggs in the centre. Allow to cool down and serve.

Notes

Storage
These cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.
Mini Speckled Eggs
I used the Cadbury brand speckled eggs. But really any brand will do. If you’re not using these specific ones that have a shell coating, then I would recommend adding the eggs on top of the cookies once they are almost completely cooled.

Nutrition

Calories : 87kcal
Carbonhydrates: 8g
Protein: 1g
Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
Monounsaturated Fat : 1g
Trans Fat : 1g
Cholesterol: 12mg
Sodium: 71mg
Potassium : 21mg
Fiber: 1g
Sugar : 1g
Vitamin A: 142IU
Vitamin C: 1mg
Calcium: 27mg
Iron: 1mg
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