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coconut christmas wreaths/valentine hearts

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
kathy devine
Charlotte, NC

The first time I made these cookies was in 8th grade Home Economics class. I loved them! When I was an adult and wanted to make them along with other Christmas cookies, I could not find a recipe, so I called my Home Economics teacher; she was thrilled! I have been making them every year for the past 38 years! I've always made the green wreaths, but I decided to try making red hearts for Valentine's Day. The hearts are a little harder to shape, but it works. Enjoy!

(2 ratings)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For coconut christmas wreaths/valentine hearts

  • 2 (7 oz.) pkg
    angel flake coconut
  • 1 (14 oz.) can
    sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg
    red cinnamon candies
  • red food coloring drops

How To Make coconut christmas wreaths/valentine hearts

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with Parchment paper. You must use parchment paper as cookies will stick to anything else (believe me, I've tried it all).
  • 2
    Mix all ingredients in a bowl except for the Red Cinnamon candies.
  • 3
    Drop by spoonful onto Parchment paper. For hearts; shape with edge of spoon. Hearts are a little harder to shape than the wreaths, but can be done. For wreaths; drop a rounded spoonful of batter onto parchment paper and make a hole in the middle using the handle end of a wooden spoon. Decorate each with Red Cinnamon candies. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are browned.

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