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!

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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

How to Make Coconut Christmas Wreaths/Valentine Hearts


  • 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.

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About Coconut Christmas Wreaths/Valentine Hearts

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