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Mommy Hugs Coconut Jumbles


Mommy Hugs Coconut Jumbles Recipe

These are a really yummy sort of snickerdoodle/coconut macaroon hybrid that prompts immediate requests for the recipe from taste testers. They'd add a nice celebratory note to any platter of holiday cookies.

At a glance

4 dozen cookies
Nutrition information


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  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable shortening or 1 1/2 cups (24 tablespoons) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 package sweetened flaked coconut
  • approximately 25 candied red cherries, cut in half


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease several baking sheets (or line them with parchment).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening or butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  3. Sift the salt, flour and baking soda together into a small bowl and gradually blend them into the egg mixture. Mix in the coconut until it's well-combined.
  4. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto the baking sheets; press each drop down slightly to form a roughly round shape.
  5. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, or until they're light golden brown and just firm to the touch.
  6. As soon as the hugs come out of the oven, plunk half of a candied cherry (round-side up, of course!) into the center of each cookie and press down gently.
  7. Cool the cookies completely on a wire rack.
  8. Store the cookies, well-covered, for up to a week at room temperature, or freeze for up to a month.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 cookie, 27g
  • Servings Per Batch 48
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 131
  • Calories from Fat
  • Total Fat 7.2g
  • Saturated Fat
  • Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol 33mg
  • Sodium 96mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 8g
  • Protein 1g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.