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March 19, 2016

Coconut Cookies (using Coconut flour)

Blogging Marathon# 62: Week 3/ Day 3
Theme: Cook with Coconut
Dish: Coconut Cookies
For the final day of this week's marathon under 'Cook with Coconut', I made these cookies with coconut flour, coconut milk and grated dry coconut. You can already understand how coconutty these cookies taste.
Coconut flour Cookies
Recipe is from 'Good to the Grains' cookbook. The recipe uses barley flour along with coconut flour with no all purpose flour, but you would never know from the light crumb. They are crunchy on the outside and soft and cakey inside.
Coconut flour Cookies
Coconut flour is in the league of its own. It is quite a difficult ingredient to master. I've had couple of mishaps and since then I have been very skeptical in trying any new recipes. I already posted a coconut chocolate muffins that were quite a hit in my house.
Coconut flour Cookies
I was skeptical how these cookies will be received and I was pleasantly surprised that even my picky 8 year old loved them. These cookies taste best when served warm from the oven or later that same day. They can keep for up to 3days in an airtight container, but the texture changes a little bit as the cookies sit, they become a little soft -- so keep this in mind. We enjoyed them both warm and at room temperature.

Coconut Cookies (Makes 12 cookies)
  • ¾cup+2tbsp Barley flour
  • ¼cup Coconut Flour
  • ½tsp Salt
  • ¼tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼tsp Baking Powder
  • 1tbsp Egg Replacer powder whisked in 3tbsp water (or 1 large egg)
  • ¼cup Sugar
  • ¼cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • ½cup+2tbsp Coconut Milk (Regular or Light)
  • 1tsp Vanilla extract
  • 6tbsp Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
  • 1cup Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet with cooking spray and keep ready.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk egg replacer mixture (or egg) and both the sugars. Beat the mixture for 3 minutes or until it resembles milky coffee.
  4. In a measuring bowl, combine coconut milk and vanilla.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture and mix until combined.
  6. Add the butter and mix until combined. Add the coconut milk mixture and mix.
  7. Stir in 1/2cup of the shredded coconut. Scrape the sides down to mix any ingredient that may have been left behind.
  8. Pour the remaining shredded coconut in a shallow bowl. Scoop balls of the dough and dip the rounded side into the coconut, and place them on the baking sheet, coconut side up, leaving about 2" between them.
  9. Bake for 16~20 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through, until the coconut crust is lightly toasted and the bottoms of the cookies are evenly brown. Transfer the cookies onto a wire rack. Serve warm or store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Note: The dough for these cookies can be chilled and baked off later -- the taste will remain the same, but the shapes will be different. They will spread less and will be firmer than the non-chilled dough.
Coconut flour Cookies

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 62.


  1. Fantastic cookies there, just prefect to munch without any guilt.

  2. yummm.. almost look like coconut cookies we used to get back home at the local bakery.. wonderful use of Coconut flour.. how does it taste, pavani ?

  3. Cookies looks so crisp Pavani I have tried this coconut flour and coconut sugar once. coconut flour but i didn't find much difference may be I mixed it with other flour. barly flour and coconut flour interesting...

  4. Love the texture of these cookies!! Healthy cookies too.

  5. Coconut flour cookies looks so flaky and delicious.

  6. I have never worked with coconut flour and i see a lot of it now. I am really interested to try some out to see how they taste.

  7. Wow ok so I have never used coconut flour. So this looks interesting enough for me to try my hand at. Thanks for sharing

  8. what a healthy cookie - coconut flour I used once and it was a flop - should try again


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