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Cream Cheese and Toasted Coconut Drop Cookies


Drop cookies are a snap to make.  No shaping, chilling, pressing, or rolling. Just mix, drop, and bake.

These cream cheese drop cookies are flavored with vanilla, coconut, and candied cherries.

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut*
  • pecan halves or halved candied cherries


Cream together the butter, cream cheese, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Add egg and milk; beat well. Stir in the flour and toasted coconut. Drop cookie batter from teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheet then press a pecan half or cherry half into the top of each. Bake at 325° for 18 to 20 minutes. Remove cookies to a rack to cool.

Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

*To toast coconut in the oven, spread coconut on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake at 325°, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Or, toast in a dry skillet over medium heat, shaking and turning, until browned.

See Also
Cream Cheese Ball Cookies
Cream Cheese Crescent Cookies
Pecan Tassies


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