Lemon-Coconut Cream Drops

Lemon-Coconut Cream Drops

Distinctive cookies flavored with lemon, coconut and cream cheese – made using Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix!

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bag (7 oz) flaked coconut (about 2 2/3 cups)
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
cup macadamia nuts, finely chopped
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
cup butter or margarine, softened
tablespoon grated lemon peel
drops yellow food color
cup white vanilla baking chips (6 oz)
teaspoons vegetable oil
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  2. In food processor, place coconut. Cover; process, using quick on-and-off motion, until finely chopped. In large bowl, mix coconut, cookie mix and 1/2 cup of the macadamia nuts. Set aside.
  3. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and butter with electric mixer on medium speed about 30 seconds or until smooth. Beat in egg, lemon peel and food color until well blended. On low speed, beat in coconut mixture until stiff dough forms.
  4. On cookie sheets, drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  5. Place baking chips in small resealable freezer plastic bag. Microwave on High 45 to 50 seconds until softened. Gently squeeze bag until chips are smooth; cut tiny tip off one corner of bag. Squeeze bag to drizzle over cookies. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup macadamia nuts. Let stand until drizzle hardens, about 10 minutes.
Makes 3 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
These pretty cookies with a light lemony flavor are nice for Easter, weddings and other spring or summer occasions.
When grating the lemon peel, be careful to avoid the pith—the soft white layer between the peel and flesh of the fruit—as it can be bitter.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 200
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 14g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 95mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 11g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.