Thursday, January 19, 2012

Snickerdoodle and Coconut Cookies

Yum
 My kids wanted me to recreate the funfetti fruit tart that was such a big hit, so I decided since I was already baking and turning of the oven, why not throw in a batch of cookies too.  I came up with these cookies on a whim, but they were fun and just delicious.  I have never made snickerdoodle cookies before.  All I knew is that they have a coating of sugar and cinnamon so off I went with my favorite cake/cookie recipe method.  Of course, I couldn't just leave it at a simple snickerdoodle.....no I had to throw in something off the wall and that's what I did when I threw in some baker's coconut (the kind you find in the baking aisle).  I love the extra texture and dimension of coconut flavor that the baker's coconut gave the cookies.  My daughter, husband and I loved the cookies.  My son is not much of a coconut fan, but still liked them too.  Of course he asked that I make them again without the coconut just for him. So since I have got to turn on the oven again... what else can I bake?  

Ingredients:
For Cookies:
I box of yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup of oil
1 cup of baker's coconut
For Coating:
2 Tbs of white sugar
2 tsp of ground cinnamon



Directions:
Mix all the ingredients (except the sugar and cinnamon) with electric beaters until a cookie dough forms. I slightly greased my hands so the dough would not stick and rolled out 12-14 large cookie dough balls. Then in a small bowl mix together the sugar and cinnamon.  Roll each cookie dough ball into the cinnamon/sugar mixture until well coated.




Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5-10 minutes to finish setting.
 Makes a dozen large cookies. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy.


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33 comments:

  1. awesome recipe...........yummy...

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  2. These look so tender and yummy. I bet the coconut is a great addition! I'm a fan of coconut anything (except coconut water, eck!. Cool recipe!

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  3. They look like perfect snickerdoodles to me. I love the fact that you put your own spin on things. It was genius to think of coconut. A bit of the tropics when it's cold outside.

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  4. Ramona, you are out to kill my resolve! I love snickerdoodles, and the only way to make them any more tempting would be to throw in coconut, which I have been addicted to for a good 3 months now. ;)

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  5. Great minds think alike. I was leaving for work this morning and was craving snickerdoodles. Never even thought to add coconut!

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  6. This definitely falls under the "comfort" part of your blog name dear - I have a huge weakness for these cookies and we end used to buy a lot of them when my daughter sold gir scout cookies :)

    Yummy YummY!

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  7. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting cookies..

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  8. This recipe is so good...Mouthwatering Dear..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  9. Great idea with the coconut, Ramona! I will have to try that next time I make snickerdoodles :) Hugs!

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  10. Boys! Pshaw! What do they know?! I'd take mine with coconut!

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  11. Cookies made with cake mix!! How awesome is that?!! I've gotta try adding cocount to my snickerdoodlesm sounds great!!

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  12. I LOVE snickerdoodles and love the addition of coconut! Great idea to use the cake mix.

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  13. Perfectly baked........awesome idea of cakemix.

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  14. Well I have seen snickerdoodles before, but I have never seen them with coconut. I bet that is just AH-mazing! Perfect flavors

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  15. I love the use of cake mix. Not only does that make these super easy, but they must be nice & soft too. I also love the idea of coconut in a snickerdoodle. Yum!

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  16. Look how perfectly formed these are! And the flavor combo is very different. Great job again!

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  17. I LOVE snickerdoodles. They seriously might be my favorite cookie. Yours are so easy and they look delicious!

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  18. Last time I attempted snickerdoodles it was a massive fail. Flat pancakes. I was expecting something like these cookies. I love the addition of coconut. Sound delicious!

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  19. Snickerdoodles kind of bore me... BUT with coconut!??!? I'm with you on this one! Pure genius! :D

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  20. Well, thank you for answering what a snickerdoodle cookie was. I did not know, but I see them around a lot. These look like fun and delicious snickerdoodles! I especially like the coconut! Sounds like they were a huge success.

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  21. Delicious! I can't indulge in snickerdoodles because of a cinnamon allergy - but what a great idea to use coconut!

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  22. I think I've tried snickerdoodle once - I forgot the occasion but I remember the funny name and delicious taste. There is coconut in these? How delicious! I can imagine my whole family will finish them in a day... they look so good!!

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  23. wow..yummy noodles and lovely coconut cookies...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  24. I like that word snickerdoolde even if I didn't know what it was. These do look and sound tasty though, love the coconut. Have a great weekend.

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  25. yum, i have never thought about trying coconut with snickerdoodles..but it sounds yummy!

    If you like carrot cake, you should try carrotcake cake mix with coconut flakes to make cookies, they are delicious!

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  26. Did I tell you I love you today? Now may I please have a cookie?? xx

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  27. What an interesting flavor combo - never would've thought to mix snickerdoodles with coconut. Sounds yummy though :D

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  28. Lovely twist! Great idea to add coconut.

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  29. I love these, Ramona! Great idea to add coconut!

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