Coconut Cookies

Easy to make chewy, coconut-y, addictive cookies!

Coconut Cookies


Easy to make chewy, coconut-y, addictive cookies!


For the Glace Icing (optional)

To decorate


  1. In a mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar nicely until light and creamy, about 5 mins or so. Use a hand whisk.

  2. Now sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into the creamed butter. Add the dessicated coconut. Mix once with a spatula and then with your hands to bring it together . Add a tsp or two of water to form a dough. The dough should not be very stiff nor too smooth.

  3. Preheat oven at 2000 C for 10 mins. Nicely grease a baking tray with butter.

  4. Shape the dough into small rounds and arrange them on the greased baking tray.

  5. Bake the cookies for 10 to 15 mins till done. The top will still be light and the base will turn a bit crisp & brown when done. Mine got done in just 10 mins. The top may seem slightly soft to touch but will harden on cooling. Cool the cookies completely on a wire rack.

  6. Store in airtight container. They stay good for a week atleast.

For the Glaze Icing

  1. Applying icing on top is purely optional. The cookies taste just as good without the icing too. I iced few of the cookies and left most of them plain and they stayed good for a week.

  2. You may apply the icing on the cookies to be served just before you serve too if you wish to serve them in a fancy way.

  3. In a bowl put the icing sugar, add some hot water to make them into a thick paste like and spreadable (not runny) consistency.

  4. Immediately apply the icing with a cutlery knife over the top of the cookies. They set over the cookies within a few seconds of applying.

  5. Keep one halved glace cherry over each of the cookie. Serve.


I did not measure the icing sugar-water quantity. Just mixed the two to get the right consistency and applied over just few of the cookies. We enjoyed the rest plain.
Always apply icing on completely cooled cookies.
After baking as the top of the cookies seem slightly soft to touch and will still be light in color, do not over bake. They will harden on cooling.

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Prathima Thotanthillaya