Tiny Coconut Cookies with Hibiscus Glaze

Who needs a tropical vacation when you can nosh on these tiny coconut cookies with hibiscus glaze? They’re sweet, tart and taste like summertime. (Although, we wouldn’t complain about a tropical vacation either.)

You might be surprised to find out that the glaze in question contains no food dye—the hot pink hue comes naturally from the hibiscus concentrate that flavors it. Hibiscus has a tart, cranberry-like flavor and is popular in African and Latin American beverages. You can buy the petals online, or just brew some really strong hibiscus tea.

Makes about 36 cookies


⅓ cup confectioners’ sugar

½ teaspoon kosher salt

⅓ cup granulated sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature

1 large egg yolk

2 cups all-purpose flour

⅓ cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted


½ cup water

2 tablespoons dried hibiscus or loose-leaf hibiscus tea

1½ cups confectioners’ sugar