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sugar cookies with coconut and almond in the middle
Coconut Almond Sugar Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
31 mins
Our Coconut Almond Sugar Cookies recipe starts with a mix and ends up tasting homemade! Coconut, almonds and extract combine with a storebought cookie mix for homemade goodness.
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut sugar cookies, how to make coconut sugar cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 153 kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin
  1. . Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Combine coconut and sliced almonds and then arrange in single layer on baking sheet. Bake until golden, about 4 minutes. Let cool.
  3. With mixer on medium-high combine sugar cookie mix, butter, egg and almond extract until a dough forms.
  4. Stir cooled toasted coconut almond mixture into dough until blended.

  5. Divide dough into 24 pieces. Shape each piece into a round ball. Arrange, in batches, on baking sheets.
  6. Fill one small bowl with cold water. Fill another small bowl with granulated sugar. Dip flat bottom of a glass into water, then dip into sugar to coat and gently press onto cookie dough balls to make 2-inch diameter round cookies.
  7. Press a whole almond into center of each cookie.
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes or until bottoms and edges are golden.
  9. Cool 3 minutes on baking sheet. Transfer to wire rack. Cool completely, if you can resist!
Recipe Notes

Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips

  • It’s important to toast the coconut and sliced almonds for a richer flavor
  • Prefer another nut? Be sure to chop that nut before toasting
  • Add your favorite sprinkles to the cookie dough
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Almond Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 92mg4%
Potassium 51mg1%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 97IU2%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.