Delicious bits of Coconut

I made some wonderfully tasty cookies this past week, in celebration of July 4th and my desire to bake something that I won't give away! :)

Unfortuntely, I don't have my camera with me, or else I would've posted some pictures.  As it is, the pictures might make you so hungry that you might try to eat your computer screen! ;-)

Here is the first recipe that I made, called Coconut Clouds.  They were so yummy and easy to make-- in fact, a boxed cake mix is one of the ingredients!

Coconut Clouds recipe

2 2/3 cups flaked coconut, divided
1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
1 egg
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon almond extract
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Reserve 1 1/3 cups coconut in a bowl.
Combine cake mix, egg, oil, water and almond extract in a large bowl. Beat with mixer. Stir in remaining 1 1/3 cups coconut. Drop rounded teaspoonsful of dough into coconut in bowl. Roll to cover lightly. Place two inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for one minute. Remove to wire rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.
Hint: To save time when forming dough into balls, use a 1-inch spring-operated cookie scoop. Spring-operated cookie scoops are available at kitchen specialty shops.

Recipe courtesy of  The other cookies that I made were called Lemon Crumb Bars.  Although they are called Lemon Crumb Bars, I think they should be renamed "The-Tastiest-Possible-Bar-Cookie-Without-Having-Chocolate."  But that's just my opinion.  Stay tuned!