Lemon-Coconut Peepers

Prepared with less liquid, a purchased cake mix doubles as a shortcut to cookies. These little chicks look as sweet as they taste.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1
(1 lb. 2.25-oz.) pkg. lemon cake mix
1/3
cup oil
2
eggs
1
cup flaked coconut
24
pastel yellow petite mints (petite non pareils)
48
miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, combine cake mix, oil and eggs; beat until well mixed. Place coconut in shallow bowl.
  • 2 For each cookie, shape dough into one 1 1/2-inch ball and one 1/2-inch ball. Roll each ball in coconut; place on ungreased cookie sheet with smaller ball touching larger ball. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 10 to 12 minutes or until coconut just begins to brown. Immediately press 1 yellow mint for beak and 2 chocolate chips for eyes into smaller ball of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    140
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    150mg
    150%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    21g
    21%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    14g
    14%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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