in a minute, using a cake mix. It can't get much easier than this!
1 package coconut, white, or yellow cake mix
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
1 large egg
1 tsp. to 1-1/2 tsp.** coconut extract
1 cup large coconut flakes* or shredded coconut
Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl.
Add water, egg and extract and stir with a fork until combined.
Stir in cake mix.
Stir in coconut.
Drop walnut-sized mounds of dough, spacing about two inches apart on an ungreased or parchment-covered baking sheet.
On ungreased or parchment-covered baking sheet, drop walnut-sized mounds of dough, spacing about two inches apart. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 11-13 minutes until cookies start to turn light brown (watch closely). Let cool on baking sheet for one to two minutes before removing to rack to cool completely.
*I buy my coconut flakes at a health food store that sells spices, etc. in bulk. They are so light they weigh next to nothing. I like how the big flakes protrude from the cookies and get a little toasty.
**When using a white or yellow cake mix I increase the amount of extract.
Note: The cookies taste yummy but aren't very pretty, looking somewhat like a drop biscuit. If you want to dress them up a little bit you could drizzle them lightly with melted chocolate chips (but that would require another bowl!)
'till we eat again,
I am Simply, Gail