Coconut Christmas Wreaths/Valentine Hearts

kathy devine


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 votes
20 Min
10 Min


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


1Preheat 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).
2Mix all ingredients in a bowl except for the Red Cinnamon candies.
3Drop 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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Hashtags: #coconut, #hearts, #wreaths