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Friday, April 15, 2011

Toasted Coconut Cookies

I was looking for something sweet and found a recipe for Coconut Cookies.  The recipe was shared by Liz on That Skinny Chick Can Bake.  Liz found the recipe on another blog  - Indigo's Sugar Spectrum.  

This cookie reminded me of my favourite Oatmeal Cookie in texture.  A thin cookie that has a soft chewy texture rather than a crisp or cakey texture.   Of course these cookies didn't have oatmeal.  They were full of sweet coconut.   Like most recipes I adapted it slightly.  I toasted the coconut first, add more vanilla extract and the cookies were slightly flattened and sprinkled with sugar before baking.   


I've posted the recipe as I baked it, but you can find the original recipe on Indigo Sugar Spectrum.

These cookies are soooooooo goooooood!!!! I'll definitely be making these again soon.


Toasted Coconut Cookies

Adapted from Indigo's Sugar Spectrum/Allrecipes


 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
 1/4 teaspoon salt
 1/2 cup butter
 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
 1/2 cup white sugar
 1 egg
 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
 1 1/3 cups toasted flaked coconut    
 Extra sugar

Toast coconut.  Be careful not to burn. 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Combine  flour, baking soda, and salt.
Cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually blend in the flour mixture, then mix in the coconut. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet lined with parchment.  Flatten  slightly with a glass dipped in sugar.   
 
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes  or until just starting to colour.  Cookies should not brown. Cool on wire racks.  

7 comments:

  1. I absolutely love coconut!!!!

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  2. Its been such a long time since I've had coconut in a cookie, thanks for bringing back some good memories from my childhood. I'm bookmarking this recipe to share with family.

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  3. I love coconut! These cookies look perfect!

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  4. I am definitely going to give these a try. I love coconut!

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  5. These look delightful. Just found your blog and am a new follower!
    - Jessica @ http://cajunlicious.com

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  6. thanks for the shout out, toasting the coconut was a great idea. I am glad you enjoyed them, they are very tasty!

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  7. Oh, your cookies look SO good...yes, toasting the coconut was a wonderful thought. Glad you enjoyed these, too :)

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