Lemon Coconut Crisps

These little cookies are super cute and delicious! They are sure to be a hit with anyone who tries them! The recipe is also really easy and fun to make with kids.


[recipe title=”Lemon Coconut Crisps” servings=” 2–3 dozen” time=”45 minutes” difficulty=”Easy”]


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml) vanilla
  • 5–8 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1 cup (120 g) flour
  • 2/3 cup (57 g) shredded coconut


  1. Preheat the oven to 325° F. (165° C.).
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar, vanilla, and lemon essential oil.
  3. Gradually add the flour.
  4. Mix in the shredded coconut.
  5. Roll out little balls about the size of a walnut, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Flatten balls with the bottom of a glass dipped in flour (a fork also works, but will leave a mark).
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.


2 thoughts on “Lemon Coconut Crisps

    • Because the cookies are baked, some of the essential oil evaporates during the cooking process. So, to retain the lemon flavor after cooking, more essential oil is needed to start with. We have tested this recipe and find 5–8 drops to be sufficient.

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