Cuisine Coconut Drops Recipe

40 mins


Serves 12

Cuisine is a popular brand in Trinidad, try this coconut drops recipe by Massy TT.

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2.5 cups Cuisine All Purpose Flour
2 cups freshly grated coconut
0.25tsp baking soda
0.5tsp baking powder
0.5 cup raisins / currants
0.5 cup brown sugar (1/2 to 1 cup adjust to preferences)
0.5 cup coconut milk / water
0.5tsp cinnamon
0.5tsp nutmeg
0.5 coconut or vanilla essence
0.5 cup Cuisine Raisins (optional)
0.25 cup Cuisine Mixed Cherries (optional)



Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease pan or cookie sheets
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Sift flour and add in all dry ingredients – baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cinnamon, coconut, raisins. Make sure it is well combined.
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Add butter and cut in with hands or a fork and set aside. Using the cold butter will give it a crumbly texture.
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Mix essence and milk together then make a small well in your dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients to it. Mix well (but not over mix) – the dough will be firm and tacky.
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Add raisins and mixed cherries to batter
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Using an ice cream scoop or 2 spoons, scoop out the mixture (about 2 inches in diameter or how big or small you’d like) unto the baking sheet and ensure they do not touch.
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Add a maraschino cherry on top (optional)
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Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown
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At about 17 mins or so, take them out and glaze with a simple syrup of sugar and water (1:1 ratio of sugar dissolved in warm water) and put back in oven for about 2 or 3 mins.
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When they’re out, sprinkle with sugar as a final step (optional)
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