Coconut and M&M’s Cookies #SundaySupper

Good morning!!!

Welcome to another edition of #SundaySupper!  Today’s mission was to make something for Passover or for Easter.  I had a hard time with this weeks mission.  I have a bazillion ideas on things to make, but I confuse myself so much, I don’t know what to make.  Does that ever happen to you?  I thought of making an egg dish, then I thought ham or some sort of  pastry, but instead I decided on cookies!  Yup cookies for Easter!  Why not?

Coconut and M&Ms Cookies

The reason for making these cookies to bring to #SundaySupper is that they are easy to share with others, and it’s all about sharing.  Plus they are full of coconut and for some reason when I think of Easter, I think of coconut.  Why is that?  Or maybe it’s just because I really like coconut?  I don’t know?  The other reason is because I had a bag of pastel M&M’s hanging out in my pantry begging for me to use them.  Yes I had M&M’s, shame on me, but it’s not my fault, I couldn’t resist them.  M&M’s are M&M’s no matter what, yet when they change the color of them, I must have them.  Who can resist such pretty pastel colors?  I have always been a big fan of M&M’s.  When I was in 7th grade I would take a bag of them with me to school just about everyday.  Matter in fact, my friends would call me M&M.  Goofy, huh!  But look at their pretty color, how can you resist?

Coconut and M&Ms Cookies

Darn M&M’s!!  :)  I debated on adding chocolate chips to the cookies, but honestly I didn’t want to.  I thought the sweetness from my M&M’s were enough, plus I was after more of a coconut cookie rather than a chocolate chip cookie.  I am very happy with the outcome of my cookies.  The cookies are crispy on the outside, soft in the middle and have a slight crunch from the M&M’s.  The shredded coconut almost gives them a macaroon texture!  Love that!

Coconut and M&Ms Cookies

I love that picture above!  Anyway, I actually made these cookies twice this week.  I made a healthier version, and they tasted good, but they weren’t what I was looking for, so I decided to change-up my recipe and go a little less healthy, but don’t worry these cookies aren’t to bad for you!  I found the key to having the cookies you have always liked, is to make them smaller and savor every bite.  Even with M&M’s in them, they came in at 61 calories a cookie!  You can’t feel bad about that!

Coconut and M&Ms Cookies

Coconut and M&M’s Cookies
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 64 Cookies
  • Serving size: 1 Cookie
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
A coconut cookie with a crispy outer and a soft center and full of milk chocolate M&M's.
Ingredients
  • 2½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup Presweet Tagatose or ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup Egg Subsitute or 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. coconut extract
  • ¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup Chocolate M&M's (coconut one's would be great too)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Line two baking sheets with a Silpat or Parchment Paper; set a side.
  3. In a bowl add flour, baking soda and salt; set a side.
  4. In large bowl, cream butter and sugars until combined. Beat in eggs, vanilla and coconut extract until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture until combined.
  5. Stir in shredded coconut and M&M's.
  6. Drop by well rounded teaspoons onto prepared baking sheets. Bake 8 - 10 minutes until golden brown.
Notes
Calorie per Cookie using Presweet Tagatose: 61.2, Fat: 3.6, Cholesterol: 7.9, Sodium: 42.7, Potassium: 8.3, Carbs: 8.4, Fiber: .07, Sugar: 2.4, Protein: .09

Calories per cookie using Granulated Sugar: 66.8, Fat: 3.6, Cholesterol: 7.9, Sodium: 42.7, Potassium: 8.3, Carbs: 8.5, Fiber: .07, Sugar: 4.8, Protein: .09

Coconut and M&Ms Cookies

Do you ever make any out of the ordinary dishes for your Easter?  Or do you go traditional?  Or do you go out?  I’m hoping to go out this year, especially since I’ll be going out-of-town for work the day after Easter.  Maybe my Husband will get the hint if he reads this.  :)

Time to get going, be sure to check out everyone’s recipes to see what they are bringing to the table.

Toodles,

Jennifer

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Comments

  1. Wonderful flavors! I´ll take a dozen of those please…
    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen recently posted…Orange, Raisin and Almond Couscous #SundaySupperMy Profile

  2. What would Easter be without chocolate and coconut? So glad you didn’t resist those lovely pastel M & Ms. Because now we’ve got an ever so fun and I’m sure scrumptious cookie recipe=)

  3. These are so cute! I love those pretty pastel M&M’s!!! :) A peefect Easter dessert!
    Amy @ Fun With Family and Fitness recently posted…Escape from “THE COMFORT ZONE”!!!!!My Profile

  4. These are so cute, Jen! I love coconut, and these cookies look so moist and delicious!
    Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) recently posted…Easter and Passover Recipes for #SundaySupper…Featuring Bunny-Approved Baked Easter DoughnutsMy Profile

  5. Ha! I laughed out loud when I read that we were both questioning why coconut recipes are always made at Easter! I’ll add these cookies to my coconut need list! YUM!
    Jen @JuanitasCocina recently posted…Coconut Cake with Coconut Buttercream Frosting ~ Easter + Passover #SundaySupper!My Profile

  6. I see we have both the connection of coconut with Easter and a love of M&M’s in common. M&M’s are my all-time favorite candy and I have to be mindful of how often I buy them or I’ll eat them too much. I do need to get some pretty Easter colored ones too. A good excuse would be to make your lovely cookies.
    Renee Dobbs (@reneedobbs) recently posted…Coconut Cupcakes for #Easter #SundaySupperMy Profile

  7. These look for festive and fun! Yum
    Shannon @VillageGirlBlog recently posted…Not So Deviled Eggs for a #SundaySupper EasterMy Profile

  8. I love coconut and m&ms. They should make coconut m&ms! :)
    Cindys Recipes and Writings recently posted…Old-fashioned Peanut Rolled Eggs #SundaySupperMy Profile

  9. I’m obsessed with coconut in cookies right now and I love how pretty the pastel m&m’s are!
    cookingactress recently posted…Sicilian “Enchiladas”- #SundaySupperMy Profile

  10. Very cute cookies, which are perfect for the Easter holiday. Kudos!

    Alaiyo
    Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes recently posted…Alaska Cod with Black Lentils #AlaskaSeafoodMy Profile

  11. This would be great for the schoolkids, have to use sugar though since we have no tagatose up here yet
    Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) recently posted…Exotic Walnut Cookies for an Easter #SundaySupperMy Profile

  12. What a great idea. I have never used M&M’s in cookies before and your recipe has inspired me to give this a try. I especially love the pastel colors for Easter. Great job on your cookies.
    Sherron@SimplyGourmet recently posted…286. French Gratin Potatoes #SundaySupperMy Profile

  13. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    So, so, cute… and sounds yummy! Love your pics and can’t wait to try these ;-)

  14. Oh, boy, do those look fantastic, Jen! The texture looks divine…and I’m all in favor of coconut in cookies :)
    Liz recently posted…Easter Egg Cookies…#SundaySupperMy Profile

  15. This sounds like THE perfect Easter cookie & the pastel colored M&M’s make them so beautiful and “springy”.

  16. I love everything about these cookies. Coconut–yum! M&M’s–yum! They look amazing.
    Jennie @themessybakerblog recently posted…Chocolate Covered Nutella Eggs ~ #SundaySupperMy Profile

  17. See in this house we think Smarties are superior to M&M’s, but I bet either way these cookies would be wonderful with either.

  18. These M & M cookies look amazing… I must try this recipe, my kids will go crazy over it!

  19. Coconut and M&M together? Wow! Simply amazingly mouth-watering!

  20. Chocolate and coconut are one of my all time favorite combinations. These cookies sound wonderful – I want to bake up a batch myself!
    Katie recently posted…Foodspotting at Besa Grill and Cooper’s Hawk Winery in TampaMy Profile

  21. These cookies sound so good! I love the coconut in them!
    Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere recently posted…French Potato SaladMy Profile

  22. Wow, these cookies look so delicious and festive! I love baking with Easter candy… I can’t believe they are only 60 calories!
    YinMom YangMom Allie recently posted…Easter Cocktails, and Our TV DebutMy Profile

  23. Hmm…Coconut and M&Ms…this is a very interesting combo. They look very good. Both are GREAT on their own. I have to give a batch a try to see how they work together. Thanks for sharing!

  24. My kind of cookie! Crispy on the outside and soft in the middle {AND coconut & M&m’s – seriously?!} Thank you for sharing at ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS Link party !
    Linda@With A Blast recently posted…Chocolate Chip Cookie & Oreo Fudge BrowniesMy Profile

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