Coconut cookies #creativecookieexchange

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โ€œA mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.โ€ โ€• Dorothy Canfield Fisher.

Another great theme for this creative cookie exchange . Mothers day is upon us later in the month and we chose cookies that were somehow related to our moms.

I don’t really bake a lot for mom as I haven’t been baking for too long. We stay in different cities and whenever we visit the other , its mom who does all the cooking and me who does all the eating !

I chose to make coconut cookies as mom loves her some coconut. She uses it a lot in her savouries (mom is a stellar cook by the way!) , the only candy she eats (that too occasionally) are the chocolate wrapped coconut Bounty bars. I am pretty sure she’ ll like these coconut cookies as well !

These are simple cookies that are crunchy on the outside and just a tad chewy as you bite in. The cookie dough is rolled in coconut that toasts as the cookie bakes and the finished cookies have this lovely brown colour !

Recipe courtesy : Sugar,cinnamon and love

You’ ll need:

  • 160 grams or 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 75 grams or 1 cup fresh grated or flaked coconut plus 4 tablespoons for rolling
  • 56 grams or 1/4 cup salted butter , softened to room temperature
  • 100 grams or 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg , at room temperature

Makes : around 24 cookies (3-4 cm each)
Time : 15 mins prep + 18-20 mins baking time

Lets get started :

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or grease with butter. Preheat oven to 200 C / 400 F.

Beat together the butter and sugar on medium speed for 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy.

Add the egg and beat until incorporated well.

Add the coconut and beat for a minute until mixed well.

Add the flour and beat at low speed until the dough comes together. It will be quite sticky.

Roll half tablespoons of the dough into balls and roll the balls in the coconut (reserved for covering).

Place on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 200 c / 400 F for 18-20 mins until well browned and firm to touch.

Cool completely on a wire rack.

Also :

  • Add upto 2 tablespoons granulated sugar if you like your cookies sweet.
  • If you find the dough difficult to handle, chill for about half hour or upto a day before rolling and baking.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container for 5-6 days.

 

 

These cookies are chock full of coconut flavour ! And so simple to make. You could dip them in chocolate if you like , but they are really good just on their own. With a cup of coffee !

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Motherโ€™s Day is coming! And what better cookies to make than those either in honor of or for our mothers?

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32 Comments

  1. Looking good! Any cookie recipe is a good recipe I suppose, but I’ll be sure to remember this one ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Shilpa… thanks for visiting.. sorry , i haven’t tried replacing egg in this recipe…but the vahchef youtube channel has a great coconut cookie which is eggless… you can check that out if you want :-). If i test this recipe with an egg substitute, will keep you posted!

  2. Hi Shilpa… thanks for visiting.. sorry , i haven’t tried replacing egg in this recipe…but the vahchef youtube channel has a great coconut cookie which is eggless… you can check that out if you want :-). If i test this recipe with an egg substitute, will keep you posted!

  3. Lovely coconut cookies. I bake them often using fresh coconut. Will roll the rolled dough in coconut. Thanks for the idea.

  4. I would love to try these cookies! We cannot get fresh coconut here, but I can get frozen grated…. Would that work do you think?

    • I don’t see why frozen grated wouldn’t work Laura…the baking time might differ slightly… let me know if you do try!

  5. I don’t see why frozen grated wouldn’t work Laura…the baking time might differ slightly… let me know if you do try!

  6. Fresh coconut is pretty abundant where I am so I can’t wait to grab one and try these cookies. I think I may try dipping them in dark chocolate so I get that Bounty effect.

  7. Fresh coconut is pretty abundant where I am so I can’t wait to grab one and try these cookies. I think I may try dipping them in dark chocolate so I get that Bounty effect.

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