Cookie Exchange Coconut Washboard Cookies

Cookie Exchange Coconut Washboard Cookies









Coconut Washboard Cookies

These Old Fashioned Coconut Washboard Cookies have been around for ages. Need a Christmas Cookie Exchange recipe?

These Coconut Washboard Cookies are a great cookie exchange recipe!

It’s been awhile since I shared a vintage recipe. These Coconut Washboard cookies are one of those old fashioned cookie recipes that have been around forever. Your grandmother may have made them during the Christmas baking season.

I decided to make three different versions of this old fashioned coconut cookie recipe. It is amazing what a little drizzle of melted chocolate can do when it comes to decorating Christmas cookies.

Christmas Cookie Exchange recipe for Coconut Washboard Cookies

The authentic Coconut Washboard cookies are delicious but very plain looking.

After baking and cooling these Christmas cookies I left some plain and then I drizzled melted chocolate on about one third of them.

On the remaining third of the coconut cookies I drizzle melted chocolate on them and sprinkled more coconut over the melted chocolate.

If you really wanted to make these Christmas cookies more festive you could color the coconut red and green like I did for these no bake OREO Snowball Cookies I shared a few years ago.

In the photo you can see one of my other favorite cookie exchange cookies. We love Mexican Wedding Cookies because they look like little snowball cookies. Perfect for Christmas.


  • 3/4 butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I used fresh nutmeg I grated myself)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used my homemade vanilla extract)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 2 cups all purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 1/3 cups sweetened coconut flakes
Read the whole recipe on Flour On My Face