Coconut cookies – simple recipe for aromatic pastry

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Heavenly fluffy and incredibly aromatic are these coconut cookies. The dough for them is prepared with desiccated coconut. The coconut pastry tastes good at Christmas as well as at any other time of the year. It is easy and quick to make. You can find a detailed coconut cookies recipe with exact quantities and step-by-step instructions here at the very bottom.

Coconut cookies recipe

The best coconut cookies

These cookies taste very fluffy and tender. Thanks to desiccated coconut, they are incredibly flavorful. Coconut fans in particular are guaranteed to love these cookies.

In addition, the recipe is very simple. The preparation goes in a flash. What more could you want from a cookies recipe!

Coconut pastry recipe

Perfect for Christmas plates

The coconut pastry brings a change to your Christmas plate with its special aroma and taste and is a great addition to such classics as cinnamon stars, Dominosteine or marzipan potatoes.

Just by stirring the dough, you spread a heavenly aroma in the kitchen. And when the coconut cookies are out of the oven, you can’t resist them at all.

But not only can you snack on them yourself, you can also give them as gifts. They even pass as a “last minute” gift from the kitchen.

Pack the coconut pastry in a pretty cookie tin and make your loved ones happy for Christmas. You can also include other cookie classics, like snowflake cookies, vanilla crescents and Spitzbuben cookies.

Delicious at any time of year

The coconut cookies don’t just taste delicious during the Christmas season, though. You can make them all year round. They are ideal for a special occasion as well as for an ordinary afternoon coffee.

Among other things, the coconut cookies are perfect for dessert after dinner – whether on the weekend or during the week. They are also great for snacking in between meals. You can also take them with you on the go.

Cookies with desiccated coconut

Proper dough consistency important

For this coconut cookies recipe, you should definitely pay attention to the right consistency of the dough. The dough must be fairly sticky to your hands. It shouldn’t be runny, but it shouldn’t be solid either. You can use my orange cookies recipe as a guide.

Note that the amount of flour given here in the recipe below may be different for you. You might need a little more or less flour. The amount of flour here depends mostly on how dry your desiccated coconut is and how large your eggs are.

If you have flour mixed with baking powder, add this dry mixture to the coconut mixture in batches. If you find that the dough is just right now, you don’t need to add any more flour.

If your dough became too firm, your coconut cookies might not taste fluffy after baking, but a bit dry. If your dough got too soggy, the cookies might melt when baked.

These coconut cookies are

  • fluffy,
  • tender,
  • delicious,
  • aromatic,
  • moderately sweet,
  • with desiccated coconut,
  • easy to make with common ingredients,
  • ideal for snacking, dessert and takeaway,
  • perfect as Christmas cookies,
  • suitable as a sweet gift from the kitchen.

For Christmas plate

Simple coconut cookies recipe

The coconut cookies recipe you’ll find below is pretty simple. With it, you can conjure up the aromatic pastry on the dining table with hardly any effort.

In addition, you need only a few ingredients for the recipe, which you probably already have at home.

First, gradually mix all the ingredients into a very sticky dough. Then let it rest in the refrigerator for a while.

Then you form small balls from the dough, which only need to be baked. After about 10 minutes of baking, you can taste the delicious cookies with desiccated coconut.

By the way, if you are looking for a cookies with desiccated coconut recipe without animal products, try my vegan coconut cookies with chocolate.

How to make coconut cookies: tips and tricks

  • You can adjust the amount of sugar for the dough to taste.
  • The amount of flour given in the recipe may vary greatly. Add the flour mixed with baking powder to the coconut mixture in batches until the cookie dough has the right consistency. It should be chewy and very sticky, not mushy or firm.
  • Do not stir the dough too long, but only briefly until a homogeneous consistency, so that the coconut pastry later tastes fluffy.
  • Do not bake the coconut cookies longer than necessary. Otherwise they might taste dry. After baking, they should have a very light color. To check if the coconut pastry is done baking, do a chopstick test. To do this, insert a toothpick briefly into the center of one of the cookies and see if it comes out clean.
  • Store the cookies sealed in a lunch box at room temperature.

Aromatic pastry

Video for the coconut cookies recipe

By the way, you can find a short video for these aromatic coconut cookies on my Youtube channel. There you can see exactly what consistency the cookie dough must have, and how you shape the pastry. If you don’t want to miss any more videos from me, feel free to subscribe to my channel.

Did you make the coconut cookies using this recipe? I’m looking forward to your result, your star rating and your comment here below, how you succeeded and tasted the pastry with desiccated coconut.

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Coconut cookies recipe

Coconut cookies

Heavenly fluffy and incredibly aromatic are the coconut cookies. The dough for them is prepared with desiccated coconut. The coconut pastry tastes good at Christmas as well as at any other time of the year. It is easy and quick to make with this recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Cooling Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Servings 30 cookies

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Mix softened butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs, vanilla and salt and mix.
  • Add desiccated coconut and mix.
  • Mix flour with baking powder.
  • Add the flour mixture in batches to the coconut mixture and mix to form a tough, very sticky dough. Cover and chill the dough for 1 hour.
  • Form small balls (about the size of a walnut) from the dough, keeping your hands lightly moistened with cold water, and spread the dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing them generously apart.
  • Bake the dough balls in a preheated oven at 180 °C top and bottom heat for about 10 minutes, during which the balls will turn into cookies.

Notes

  • The amount of sugar for the dough you can adjust to taste.
  • The specified amount of flour may vary greatly. Add the flour mixed with baking powder in batches to the coconut mixture until the cookie dough gets the right consistency. It should be chewy and very sticky, not mushy or firm.
  • Do not stir the dough too long, but only briefly until a homogeneous consistency, so that the coconut pastry later tastes fluffy.
  • Do not bake the coconut cookies longer than necessary. After baking, they should have a very light color. To check if the coconut cookies are done baking, do a stick test.
  • Note the detailed tips and tricks for making the coconut cookies at the top of the post.

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