Coconut Clouds

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Coconut Clouds are light and cakey cookies with a browned butter frosting. Coconut lovers will adore these cookies.

Coconut Clouds


The cookie batter is super tender and soft and flavored with coconut extract and shredded coconut. They have just the right amount of sweetness.

The flavor of the browned butter fosting is heavenly. Browned butter makes everything better! It will take a good 5 to 7 minutes to get the butter the right color and it is worth every single one of those minutes.

Coconut Clouds with browned butter frosting


With a thick layer of frosting and lots of toasted coconut sprinkled on top, these cookies are like snow balls and perfect for winter. They taste so light and fluffy, they really are like clouds.

Fans of cake cookies will adore these coconut-flavored cookies. I know they’ve become one of my favorite cookies to bake.

Coconut Clouds- cake-like cookies flavored with coconut

Coconut Clouds

Coconut Clouds

Coconut Clouds are light and cakey cookies with a browned butter frosting. Coconut lovers will adore these cookies.
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Course: Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 36 cookies


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut, toasted

Browned Butter Frosting

  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded sweetened coconut, toasted


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 2 baking sheets or line with parchment paper.
  • Beat butter, shortening, and both sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Beat in extracts.
  • Beat in sour cream.
  • Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Gradually add to batter.
  • Stir in  1 cup toasted coconut.
  • Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets, spacing 2-inches apart. A small ice cream scoop works well for this.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set in the middle. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Make frosting. In a small heavy saucepan heat butter over medium heat, stirring constantly, until golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Transfer to a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in the confectioners' sugar, evaporated milk, and extracts.
  • Stread frosting on cookies. Sprinkle with coconut.

Recipe source: Taste of Home


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