I’m super excited for our guest today. Jen is a blogger I have recently gotten to know and I LOVE her!! If you want awesome yummy pinworthy recipes you need to subscribe to her blog Jen’s favorite cookies.
For those of you unfamiliar with me, let me introduce myself. I’m Jen. I love to bake cookies and blog about it. I also teach piano and drive the carpool and go to church. Oh, and… my husband and three children are all picky eaters. Picky eaters who somehow all love coconut. It’s kindof weird, when you think about it.
Today, while driving my son to
school, I said, “I need to bake today. What kind of cookies should I
make?” He looked at me like I was crazy… like the answer was so
completely obvious to everyone else. “Didn’t you hear me last night?” he
said. “You should make coconut cream cookies!” The theme continued when
I returned home, and mentioned the conversation to my husband and
daughter. They both agreed that coconut cream sounded great. I wondered
aloud how I would achieve such a feat, having never heard of a cookie like
it. My daughter replied very matter of factly, “Just make coconut cream
pie, and then turn it into a cookie.”
I’ve been working on getting my site re-designed. It was just time for an
upgrade. While my designer is slaving away on my site design, I figured
it was as good an excuse as any to give my home office a re-design too.
Not really a re-design, per se. More like… a cleaning. My office is
a complete disaster area. It’s a pig sty. It looks like an episode of
“Hoarders.” I freely admit it. My goal is to have my office working like
a well-oiled machine by the time I get my blog working like a well-oiled
machine. So, like 1-2 weeks from now. And trust me, I’m going to need
all that time.
I’ve decided to use this week’s cookie as my
office-cleaning inspiration. Yeah, I know it sounds weird. The cookie is
simple, clean, white. It’s unfettered, unspotted, and
un-covered-in-chocolate. I want my office to be as beautiful and simple as this cookie. Wish me luck.
I’m well practiced in the fine art of procrastination. For instance, I have a goal to clean some of the garbage out of the office today, but I’m spending my time baking Coconut Cream Cookies. And frosting them. And writing about baking and frosting them. And writing about not doing my cleaning.
I think I need a Diet Coke.
See what I mean?
I actually did take my daughters advice.
Sort of. I used coconut cream pudding mix to create these cookies. The
last time I made cookies
with pudding in them, they were extremely well-received. They are
definitely one of my more popular cookies around this house. I have a
feeling this version will be very well received, too.
Yield: About 3 dozen cookies
pudding mix and covered in vanilla frosting
- FOR COOKIE:
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 (3 oz.) box coconut cream pudding mix
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- FOR FROSTING:
- 4 T. butter, softened
- 2 T. milk
- 2-3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Beat butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and
- Add pudding mix, soda, and flour, and mix until
- Add coconut and mix just enough to incorporate.
- Drop scoops onto baking sheet, and bake at 350
degrees for 8-10 min.
- FOR FROSTING:
- Combine all ingredients and mix well. Adjust
consistency by adding more powdered sugar or milk.
- Frost cooled cookies
If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:
Chocolate Coconut Cookies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Macadamia Shortbread Cookies from Baking and Boys
Cream Pie from Sugar Pies