Coconut Giraffes: A Lesson In Baking Experimentation

Coconut Giraffes: A Lesson In Baking Experimentation

3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup + 3 Tbsp sweetened coconut flakes
4 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
9 Tbsp butter, softened to room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract


1. Mix flour, sugar, coconut and baking soda together in a bowl.

2. Place cream cheese and butter in mixer and beat together. Add in egg and vanilla.

3. Slowly add in flour mixture. Dough should ball up and not stick into the sides when done.

4. Wrap in plastic or parchment and flatten into a disk. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

5. Preheat oven to 350F.

6. Roll out dough on a sugared surface to 1/4″ thick.

7. Cut away! Try to use a larger, bolder cutter. The delicacy of the giraffe’s legs were compromised by the strands of coconut. It was kind of obnoxious.

8. Bake for 7 minutes, and then rotate. Bake for 7 more minutes, until golden brown. Let cool & Eat.

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Eva Rosenberg

Eva Rosenberg

Welcome to Eva's Kitchen where I share my adventures in cooking. My creations may not always turn out Pinterest perfect, but I usually end up with a funny picture or an interesting meal. Thanks for stopping by!


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