Coconut Joys

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"Winner Shere Case of Hickory Hills describes her cookie entry: "Holiday preparation usually starts in September and continues until the night before Christmas. I have been doing this for almost 18 years, and each year I add more recipes. This particular cookie, passed on to me by my sister-in-law, Diana Forkash of Wisconsin, ranks among the favorites of the family and friends. It looks absolutely gorgeous on a plate, tastes wonderful and is absolutely the easiest thing to make. There is no baking time involved, and you can sit down on the job and enjoy doing them." From the Chicago Tribune annual Food Guide Holiday Cookie Contest December 4, 1986."

Original recipe yields 36 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (22.9 g)
  • Calories 97.8
  • Total Fat - 5.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 6.8 mg
  • Sodium - 25 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 11.7 g
  • Protein - 0.3 g
  • Calcium - 3.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Melt butter in saucepan. Remove from heat. Add sugar, coconut and milk. Mix well.

Step 2

Shape rounded teaspoon of mixture into balls. Make a dent in the center.

Step 3

Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.

Step 4

Fill center with melted chocolate.

Step 5

Chill until firm.

Step 6

Store in refrigerator.

Step 7

These freeze wonderfully and look beautiful on a tray.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Ellie Eats

These are a cinch to make. I made them Almond Joy's by adding nuts on the top. Oh my lawd... Yummy! Can't wait to serve them at my Christmas party on Saturday!

review by:
(5 Dec 2019)


I dipped the tops in chocolate then added an almond on top. True Almond Joys!

review by:
(24 Dec 2015)


These taste wonderful and oh, so rich! I did have trouble getting the balls to hold together and couldn't make the dents without them falling apart, so I just put a dollop of chocolate on each and topped it with a white chocolate morsel. Once they had been chilled, they firmed up nicely.

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(15 Dec 2015)