Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Strawberry Cookies

For our friend's 25th birthday, Angry Asian Creations made Hello Kitty faces out of fondant and we put those on top of these strawberry cookies. They were pretty in pink!

Strawberry Cookies
Makes ~ 24 cookies

1 box strawberry cake mix, any brand is good
1/3 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1-2 tablespoons of water
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, mix cake mix, oil, coconut extract, and eggs until just combined.
3. With a medium scoop, scoop onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Do not press down.
4. Take a pinch of coconut flakes and lay on top of each cookie. Do not press down.
5. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until cooked through. Let stand for 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Frosting (optional)
4 oz softened cream cheese
1 Tablespoons softened butter
1 1/2 Cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoons milk
Place cream cheese and butter in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth and creamy. Slowly add in powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth. Spread frosting on top of cookies then sprinkle toasted coconut over top of frosting.

Adapted from Picky Palate


LuLu said...

Hehehe, good thing I gave up veganism otherwise I may have a hard time eating Hello Kitty!

Blaine from Silicone Bakeware said… said...

This recipe would be great with the grand kids. I think I will try it next week. I just purchased a Silpat Baking Mat at a great price so I will use it as well. Thanks again!

Kim Kima said...

These are a hit with kids! They are colorful and so easy to make. I use parchment paper when baking these but a silpat would be perfect. Have fun!

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said...

This recipe is perfect inspiration for the strawberry cake mix I've got in the pantry.