Coconut Cookie Sandwiches


Here’s a sweet little treat that is perfect any time of the year!  I found this recipe in good ol’ Martha’s holiday cookies magazine.  Yes, another cooking magazine I just couldn’t say no to.  We’ve talked about that little problem of mine!

Any who, these babies are flippin amazing.  If you like coconut, and let me tell you I do, you MUST whip up a batch of these.  I mean, two little coconut cookies sandwiching a delicious sugary, vanilla filling?   These really ROCK!  The recipe says to refrigerate the finished cookies before serving. I like them refrigerated overnight to be honest.  This gives the filling a chance to “set” a bit so it doesn’t squish out when you eat the cookies.  More importantly, it makes the cookies nice and chewy. Super YUM!  I encourage you to make these as soon as possible.  I think you should just make a batch for yourself. You Sooo deserve it![/donotprint]

Coconut Cookie Sandwiches

By February 8, 2011



    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside.
    3. Reserve ½ cup coconut and set aside.  Place remaining coconut in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground.
    4.  In a standing electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars on medium high speed until mixture is fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture and ground coconut gradually, just until combined.  Do not over mix.
    5.  Using a small cookie scoop (I use OXO), scoop a level scoop and place on a silpat or parchment lined cookie sheet 1-2 inches apart.  Bake until lightly golden around edges about 10-12 minutes
    6. Meanwhile, make the filling.  In a standing electric mixer, beat butter on medium high speed until creamy, about 2 minutes.  Reduce speed to medium and gradually beat in confectioners' sugar.  Beat mixture until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes.  Add vanilla and beat until well combined.
    7.  Dividing evenly (eyeball it), spread filling on flat side of half the cookies.  Top with second half of cookies.  Roll edges in reserved coconut and chill until set or overnight for a softer cookie (Yay).  Store cookies in fridge.
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    31 Responses to Coconut Cookie Sandwiches

    1. Leslie

      I love love love anything coconut! With the filling…these sound unbelievable!

    2. Jennifurla

      I have a bag of coconut in the fridge…this is going on my list.

    3. Kitchen Belleicious

      Oh i love this idea! I am what some could call a coconut fanatic so these are perfect for my household. extra points because the hubs would like them too. Thanks for the recipe and I can't say no to any cooking mag ever :) have a great day


    4. Candy Girl

      I love coconut and these look yummy!

    5. That Girl

      I made these for a friend who had a baby and she Loved them! They are the perfect amount of sweet.

    6. teresa

      i adore coconut, and these look so dang good!

    7. Kim

      These little coconutty sandwiches look oustanding. Love those creamy centers!

    8. Sue

      These sandwich cookies look so good! It's like two cookies in one!

    9. Green Girl

      i love coconut cookies and these sound delicious. little bites to please our souls.
      thanks for sharing this recipe

    10. Monet

      Ryan doesn't like coconut very much…but I love it, so I think I'm going to follow your encouragement and make these for myself. They sound so good! Thank you for sharing your sweet treat with me. I hope you are having a happy and warm Wednesday night.

    11. Raina

      Happy Valentine's Day! I am a huge coconut fan. Your cookies sounds delicious and look so unique:)

    12. Rocky Mountain Woman

      I guess I have to make them since I love coconut and well, you said I had to, didn't you? I never argue with the internet….

    13. Holly

      I LOVE coconut! Too bad my hubby doesnt : ( These sound incredible!! Thanks for stopping by my blog : )

    14. Meredith!

      i love food blogs so much! thanks for stopping by my blog! im not a fan of coconut but my family is! =))love the blog!

    15. Ang

      I have been eye balling these ever since you posted and I forgot to go back to my inbox. I'm so glad you left me a comment otherwise, with my crazy day, I fear I would have forgot again. These look so amazing. I'm pretty sure I would eat ten of them in one sitting.

    16. thecountrycook

      All of your recipes look amazing and these sound especially sweet!!

    17. Christina

      These are adorable! Gorgeous photo too :)

    18. Amelia@SavoryandSweet

      I've been really loving coconut lately…these cookies sounds heavenly.:)

    19. Amy

      Yum…can't wait to try them. My mom is a big coconut fan and I'm sure she would love a batch all by herself. LOL


    20. Cathy

      These sandwich cookies look delicious, Kathleen. I love coconut and can't pass up a recipe that calls for it. These would be perfect for Valentine's Day.

    21. Corrine

      Yum! I wanted to make these at Christmas but never got around to it. I think I'll give them a try now. :)

    22. Katie @ This Chick Cooks

      The photo for these cookies looks so cute! I love the way that you put them in a mug… so creative :) Thanks for stopping by my These Chicks Cooked post- come back next Wednesday and I'm going to share some more wonderful recipes. Have a nice weekend!

    23. JodieMo

      I am a huge coconut fan! These look so delicious!! I'll have to whip some up next time I get a coconut craving. :)

    24. Taylor

      I loooove coconut…it reminds me of everything tropical! I could use that this time of the year :)

    25. cheartstrings

      Those look wonderful. I love coconut!!!!

    26. Eliana

      I absolutely adore coconut and can't believe I never thought of enjoying it this way. These cookies look amazing.

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