This recipe, coconut drops, was contributed by my wife, she is the baking expert in the kitchen.
This is what she has to say about her coconut drops:
The first time I tried making coconut drops was unsuccessful. The batter dropped while it was baking, I was extremely disappointed. However, I tried again, until it came out the way I like it. I don't like my coconut drops rock hard and too sweet with little taste of coconut in it. For those like myself, I believe you may like this recipe also.
An Original Coconut Drops Recipe
There are many family favourites, and coconut is a popular ingredient in many baked goods in the Caribbean. The wonderful nut is just about in everything you could think of, we have coconut milk in many baked dishes, meats, stews, and vegetarian meals. It makes perfect drinks and smoothies as well. When you are preparing this recipe make sure you chose the freshest coconut, do not use packaged coconut. Their commercial taste will not help. Buy a fresh coconut and work from there. You will not fail.
Also, don't forget the spices for the drops. We certainly love spices in the Caribbean. Some of our favourite is nutmeg and cinnamon. Though this recipe does not call for nutmeg, you can add it to the recipe if you like. But certainly add the cinnamon. This is a sweet drop and the cinnamon helps push the flavour a bit more. Also, if you like you can add a glaze to the drops or an egg wash.
2 ozs. butter
½ cups sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
½ tsp. bitters
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon powder
½ cup raisins, soaked in water before you use it in this recipe
2 cups finely grated coconut
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg, bitters and vanilla; beat well.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Add coconut and raisins.
Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well. Add a little bit of water if necessary to moisten the batter. However, the batter should be firm and not soft in order to hold their shape while baking.
Grease a cookie sheet and drop spoonsful of batter onto it.
Bake for 20-30 minutes at 250 degrees F, until the drops are firm and golden.
Coconut drops ready to eat.
NB. You may also sprinkle some sugar on them and return to oven for about 3 minutes.
Yields about 22 drops
- 2 ozs. Butter unsalted
- ½ cups sugar granulated
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- ½ teaspoon bitters
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 cups flour
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup raisins seedless
- 2 cups finely grated coconut
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg, bitters and vanilla; beat well.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Add coconut and raisins.
- Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well. Add a little bit of water if necessary to moisten the batter. (However, the batter should be firm enough to hold their shape while baking).
Don't forget to leave your comments about our coconut drops recipe in the comment box below.
First of all, what a great blog you have! I moved to Trinidad about a month ago, and am loving the food already. Where can I buy grated coconut? I've been to most of the main super markets, but I only fond one from south east asia...
welcome to Trinidad Yu. Hope you enjoy your stay. You can't really get grated coconut to buy but on the island there are lots of coconuts. All you have to do is just get a coconut and grate it yourself.hope this helps.
Oh, I see. Next time I buy a coconut water, I'll defenetly save it and use it at home.
you can't grate a green coconut Yu, you need to go to the market and buy a dried one
Thank-You for this site....I could not believe it I typed in coconut drops and your site came right up....no more long distance calls for recipe 🙂
Trini in Miami!
I have really enjoyed your recipes. Do you have one for coconut sweet bread. I would really appreciate it so that I can enjoy on Christmas morning with my ham. Many thanks
Thank you Janice for your comment here is the Sweet Bread recipe that I have come to enjoy.
Hello Felix, quick question about this please?
"Grease a cookie sheet and drop spoonfuls of batter onto it"...Would that be a rounded teaspoonful or rounded tablespoonful? Thank you.
I'm surprised no one else realized. Perhaps they haven't tried the recipe. Can you please tell me what temperature should these be baked on for best results?
Actually, some people tried this recipe already. I just don't know why they never asked. Anyway, 250 degrees F will do fine.
i made thses and it came out delicious! gonna make them again. Thank you for the recipe! 😀