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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 50.6
  • Total Fat: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 14.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g

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Coconut Meringue Cookies

Submitted by: SKYSHOOTER44
Coconut Meringue Cookies

Introduction

These are light, fluffy, and only about 50 calories each! These are light, fluffy, and only about 50 calories each!
Number of Servings: 20

Ingredients

    1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
    2 egg whites
    1/4 tsp vanilla extract
    Dash of salt
    2/3 cup granulated sugar


Directions

Beat egg whites and dash of salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add in sugar while beating until peaks are stiff and glossy.
Fold in coconut.
Drop by rounded teaspoon onto greased baking sheet.
Bake at 325*F 18-20 minutes until set and very slightly browned.
Center will still be soft.


Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SKYSHOOTER44.






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  • Incredible!
    95 of 96 people found this review helpful
    These are easy and delicious! I substituted no calorie sugar (Erythritol) instead of the real thing. I got 21 nice size cookies @ 26 calories each. I did chill the bowl and beaters plus turned the oven off when cookies were browned and left them in for a couple of hours. - 12/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    44 of 48 people found this review helpful
    This is a great treat! I have made them a little different by sprinkling dry (flavored, sugar-free) gelatin powder on top of them before putting into the oven. Rasperberry gelatin has been favorite at our house - - 6/16/09

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  • Very Good
    41 of 43 people found this review helpful
    These are great. I followed the recipe except I baked them for 15 minutes then turned the oven off and let them sit for 2-3 minutes. Also, make sure you grease the pan well because they will stick. I can't wait for my friends to try them tonight. Thanks for sharing! - 4/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    36 of 39 people found this review helpful
    These are fantastic.... I also used almond instead of vanilla and used splenda instead of sugar. - 4/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    34 of 36 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! For a chocolate fix, add 1 TBSP of cocoa powder (adds 1 calorie per cookie). Also, instead of regular coconut, I toasted it before adding to the mix. These are great. I agree about the cooking spray - get them off the tray quickly too. - 8/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    31 of 34 people found this review helpful
    These cookies were a hit at the holidays! I blinked and they were gone. I would recommend them to anyone. Also, when using a convection oven make sure to watch your cookies before the time in the recipe because mine were finished around the 15 minute mark instead of 18-20 - 12/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    30 of 33 people found this review helpful
    First off omg this is the best recipe!! I could have ate them raw no need to cook. I personally used splenda since I had it at the house from the last recipe I did. It was similar to this but with a macadamia halve on top. But let me just say these are better by far no comparsion..yummmy!!! :) - 12/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    So easy to make & good. They look like little white snowballs, so pretty! Makes a great Christmas gift & a great holiday cookie for any holiday by adding some food coloring. I added vanilla while beating whites. Put mixing bowl and beaters in freezer for 15 mins & you'll get great meringue. - 12/17/07

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  • 21 of 25 people found this review helpful
    These cookies are great especially if you're watching those calories. I only used 1/3 C sugar and they were really good. They were really easy. I had another meringue cookie recipe that called for choco chips and chopped nuts but you bake them different. I think you could add those ingreds to this. - 12/19/07

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  • Incredible!
    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
    These were wonderful! Easy to make... add the vanilla in while beating the eggs. I only needed to bake them for 17min in a convection oven. Will definitely make again (even hubby likes them!) - 12/19/07

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  • Very Good
    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
    These were easy and quick to make. They turned out light and fluffy and delicious. They'll make the perfect Valentine's Day treat with red-dyed coconut sprinkeld on top! - 2/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic little cookies!!! Everybody loved them. I used 1 cup sweetened coconut and 1/2 cup natural coconut. Very good!!! - 4/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    These were SO easy... and Soooo yummy! I will have a meeting this morning and needed to bring some treat - and this was perfect - easy and quick and yummy and I was able to make it and still get in a workout before my meeting!!! Definitely a keeper! Next time I may add a bit of cocoa or something... - 12/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I had never tried a meringue cookie before. These are really good, easy to make and a nice sweet tooth fix. Thanks. - 12/11/08

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  • 10 of 13 people found this review helpful
    This is a n excellant variation to a basic recipe that I have used without the coconut: 1) mint flavoring and mini chocolate chips 2) cocoa for a light chocolate treat 3) cocoa + instant espresso for a mocha cookie. - 7/5/09

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  • 9 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I'm wondering where the nutrition information came from for these cookies. I came up with 70 calories per cookie when I calculated it. I used sweetened coconut. Is it supposed to be unsweetened? - 12/27/07

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  • Very Good
    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Really tasty!! Mine spread out quite a bit and I took them out of the oven after 14 min. because they were getting brown around the edges, but this was my first meringue attempt. I want to make them again now that I have a feel for the "soft" and "firm" peaks. Thanks for a great recipe! - 12/13/07

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I made these cookies and enjoyed them immensely.I also added approxiamately 9 mini chocolate chips which is 20 extra calories to each cookie.Thank you for this recipe. - 12/11/07

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Wow, these are really delicious. They came out with a slightly firm outside, but soft and chewy inside. I'm planning to take them to a cookie exchange in a couple of weeks. - 12/8/07

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Simple and tasty...just what I needed for a coconut fix. I folded in the vanilla with the coconut but probably could have added it earlier? - 7/18/07

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    These cookies are great!! Super fast to make and I substitued the sugar with Splenda for a less sugary dessert!! - 8/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Melt in your mouth goodness! - 5/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    These will definitely help you get your sugar fix. Yum! - 3/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is delicious and so easy to make! Will make again! - 2/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! I ate something like that at the hospital when I had just given birth to my first boy, and I couldn't find the recipe!! Thanks a lot! It tastes so good! - 1/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    low calories, satisfy the sweet craving - 3/13/07

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I can't believe how Great these cookies are! This is my first recipe to make from the Spark recipes! It totally turned out YUMMY! Thanks for sharing it with all of us! - 3/13/10

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  • Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I`ve just made these cookies. Taste good, but had to turn the tempeture down to 275 F and bake for 17 minutes. Cute little cookies and nice flavor. Thanks - 2/20/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Cinnamon sprinkled on top or orange flavoring instead of vanilla are both great too! - 2/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    All I can say is YUMMMMMMM! It's hard to each just one! I put red food colour in for Valentine's Day and the looked very pretty. - 2/12/10

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    These are great...really quite sweet though. Next time I make em, I am going to cut back the sugar. Turned out perfect for my first time at a meringue!! - 1/15/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    These were great - so easy to make and just enough to satisfy that sweet tooth. One pan was perfect and the other spread out a bit and stuck to the pan - but still very very good! - 8/21/09

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  • 5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I give them 5 stars. Can't wait till christmas. I am going to do one batch in red and one in green. - 8/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    It's so nice to have an easy recipe when you're in a rush. My whole family loved them! Hubby wants MORE coconut! Maybe I'll add a cup of unsweetened as well next time. Definitely a keeper - 7/8/09

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  • Good
    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
    As another poster mentioned, these are just macaroon cookies. I've made them with almond extract to give them a different taste. - 5/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
    These were really really good will not make them again because they were really really good and they didn't get put away in the cupboard that is. LOL - 12/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made these because I have a mega-sweet tooth. My Future in-laws came over and tried them and thought they were great :) I am making them for a party tomorrow! - 7/3/08

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Tried this tonight. Wonderful and perfect size for a light snack. - 6/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    These are great! I think the only bad thing about them is that it's hard to stop at just one!! Haha - 12/29/07

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I thought these were great! I'm making them again to take to a piano recital. - 6/29/07

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Quck and easy and delicious! - 3/13/07

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I used Hersey extra dark cocoa and they turn out great. Good cookies. - 3/9/10

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  • Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    These were good, but taste more like candy than cookies and stick to the pan. Also, didn't see in the directions when to add the vanilla. - 10/8/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    it is delicious , it tastes and smells very good i liked it - 10/3/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made these for my mom and she loved them. She said they were delicious. I will definitely make them again. - 7/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    So delicious and very easy to make - 7/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I used unsweeten coconut and refridgerated the whites before beating. They look great and I can't wait to get them out of the oven :) - 6/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic!! And so easy. I sprinkled a little red and green sugar on top before baking to make them more festive for the holidays. - 12/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Made these for me, but the kids loved them too. "Keep this recipie" was their exact words. Might would try it with sugar substitute, but not sure what that would do to meringue. - 12/10/08

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  • Good
    4 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This igood, but try sugar substuite in place of regular sugar. - 12/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This has always been my favorite cookie recipe. So easy to make, my 8 year old daughter loves to make them. These are a must have at Christmas. - 12/8/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I liked these! - 12/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was Great my family loved them. - 12/8/07

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Good tasting and easy to make, Would definatly make these again. - 12/8/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    thanks a taste treat, substituted splenda didn't get 26 too big and sticky stiff, more like 10 min. in my stove i plan on melting some chocolate morsels and folding them in and freezing the bowl and blender blades, also folded in cream of tartar. coconut/chocolate now that's an idea. great recipe! - 2/6/10

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  • 3 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I'm excited to make these. I'll be using Splenda half n half...Almond flavoring sounds good also. I have unsweetened coconut flakes on hand so will be using this instead of sweetened coconut. I'll let you know how it all turns out. I love the sound of this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing. - 1/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    these were a fav of my dad's thanks - 10/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Very good and I love ll the suggested variations. A keeper! - 8/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    These were yummy. A definate eat again snack. - 8/18/09

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    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made these Today And the Family Loved Them - 8/7/09

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    this is very wonderful the texture of the coconut is very fufiling! - 7/29/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    a keeper recipe - 7/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful, thank you! - 6/30/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    very yummy - 6/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    DELICIOUS!!! A huge hit! - 6/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Everyone likes them! - 5/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    oooh wow. really. good. thank you! - 12/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    LOVE these! - 12/8/08

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This cookies are delicious and really easy to make. - 12/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    These are delicious!!! Will definately make them again and again!! - 11/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Love the cookie coconut yum! - 12/14/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    fantastic - 12/8/07

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    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Very good, thank you. - 9/14/07

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  • Very Good
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    coconut is a great addition to these cookles - 3/18/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! - 3/17/07

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  • Very Good
    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Sounds very good and easy. I have made a similar recipe with egg whites and mint. - 3/16/07

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  • Very Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    very good and simple. Thanks - 3/14/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Making this for Passover! - 3/14/07

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    yum - 2/9/10

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good and simple to make. - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    My daughter and I are making these today!!! :) - 9/23/09

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I love anything with coconut!!! - 9/8/09

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    LOVE IT! - 8/20/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    good cookie - 8/20/09

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    loved this recipe and my kids too - 7/29/09

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  • 2 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This recipe looks so easy. I love coconut and can't wait to try this. - 5/10/09

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  • 2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    havent made it yet but love coconutwill have to try - 4/3/09

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  • 2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    sounds good going to make for xmas - 12/8/08

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  • 2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Haven't made yet, but looks quick and easy. Bought coconut but can't quit eating it out of the bag, lol.. I'll try to make the cookies while I still have some coconut left! - 1/13/08

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Hm When do we put in the vanilla extract? - 12/9/07

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    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    very good - 3/14/07

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    2 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I love coconut!!!This one sounds great!! - 3/14/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Love - 2/13/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    love coconut, maybe too much - 10/1/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    i havnt made them yet but im fixin too..yummyyyy - 9/12/09

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    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    hubby loves coconut - 7/3/09

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    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious!! - 4/3/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I think I will like those cookies ! Thank you ! - 4/3/09

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    sounds good will try - 12/8/08

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  • When do you add the vanilla in this recipe?

    - 5/21/14

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