Orange Coconut Drop Cookies

I baked cookies today, and they are made with some very wholesome ingredients. Not only are they sweetened with honey, they contain whole wheat flour, wheat germ, orange juice, and orange zest. These cookies are so full of flavor, I don't think the children will notice the healthy ingredients.

The recipe for Orange Coconut Drop Cookies was adapted from a little specialty cookbook Wholesome Cookies by Jane Marsh Dieckmann.

Orange Coconut Drop Cookies
1 large egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
zest of 1 orange
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet by lightly greasing or line baking sheet with parchment paper and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.

Beat the egg well, then add the oil and honey. Add the orange zest and the orange juice. Stir in the flour, wheat germ, and salt. Blend in coconut and walnuts.

Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

I like to bake cookies on parchment paper. I sprayed the paper lightly with nonstick cooking spray because the original recipe called for a greased cookie sheet.

This recipe makes a small batch of cookies - there were only 21 cookies in the entire batch.

Not everyone is a coconut fan, but if you are, I think you'll like these Orange Coconut Drop Cookies.


  1. Yum! I love that they are healthy too!

  2. These sound wonderful! How nice that they have no sugar, just honey. I never used to like coconut, but recently I have tried a couple of things with it that I really liked.