Coconut cookies

  • Nutrition Facts
  • Calories: 459
  • Protein: 8
  • Fats: 26
  • Carbohydrates: 45

    We usually associate the taste of coconut with a heavenly pleasure. The coconut trees tend to grow in tropical fairy land where the summer is never over. Therefore coconut cakes are always a little more fragrant and slightly more gentle than any other. And today HozOboz offers you to cook delicious and beautiful coconut cookies.

    From the history of coconut

    Before you prepare a light and airy cookies that may remind you of other desserts, but still has a special delicate charm, HozOboz offers you some interesting information. The first mention of coconuts, along with bananas and other exotic fruits are contained in the written sources of ancient India, especially in some Buddhist writings. One of the first Europeans who described coconuts was Marco Polo. He called them «big as a melon and green as pumpkin."

    Coconut tree reaches a height of 25 meters. It begins flowering and fruiting it after five years and brings up to 100 nuts per year. The fruit, by the way, matures  within a year, and the name "Coco" comes from a Portuguese word "coco" which means "monkey". What it has to do with monkey? - you may wonder. But, apparently, once top a time people have decided that the round stained walnut resembles monkey face.

    Southeast Asia is where coconut’s from: Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and lowland sea ares. Incidentally, coconuts can wander by sea alone, without any human assistance. Since ancient times, traveling by with winds on the ocean waves, they have spread in South Asia, Oceania and Africa. Of course, the main way fro them was that on merchant ships.

    Since we prepare according to coconut cookie recipe which offers HozOboz, then we will use coconut flakes. In addition to it, people use for domestic purposes like a basis for finishing and construction material, raw material for the production of tools and utensils, fro perfume and food, and finally for the fuel.  In the Middle Ages coconut honey was produced by boiling fresh grated pulp. Palm wine is extracted from the palm justice contained in the trees, cut flowers are used for the salads, and even sugar and syrup production. Coconut milk and meat are also added to salads, soups or pastries. Furthermore, coconut oil is widely used not only for the purpose of cooking but also for manufacturing of various cosmetics.

    As for the coconut flake, then we perceive it only as a flavoring or a decorative ingredients on the tasty dessert. In fact, it is an extremely nutritious product with a rich vitamin composition which eloquently points to its benefits.
    Coconut flake can be obtained from the flesh of coconuts. First, a snow-white flesh is processed into flour, which is then dried at high temperatures. Later, it’s cooled and sieved, and then packed in special boxes. So it turns out to be a grated coconut, which we usually perceive as coconut. The interesting thing is that the  most valuable is the one that was finely pounded, savory and granulated, with a high  content of fat.

    Coconut is mainly used in confectionery. It is usually added to cakes, sweet rolls and so forth. Chocolate sweets are often coconut coated, as well as cookies and other desserts. Moreover, it is used as a flavoring for cheese curds.

    Health benefits of coconut

    As mentioned above, the coconut is extremely rich in nutrients. Mind that it’s a big calorie product, by the way. But apart from the high caloric, coconut has many  healthy properties: it improves the digestion and decreases the risk of cancer and heart disease, supports the immune system, has antioxidant properties. No wonder that the coconut palm is called the "tree of life". So you can be sure that the  coconut cookies recipe which HozOboz offers you is exactly what you need. So, for your kindest attention, here you have coconut cookie recipe with photos.

    The list of ingredients

    • 4 egg whites
    • 180 grams of sugar
    • 220 grams of coconut
    • 50 grams of flour
    • a pinch of salt

    Coconut cookies recipe:

    1. In a small saucepan (preferably with a thick bottom), add sugar.

      Pour some sugar in a pan with a thick bottom.

    2. Then add the egg whites.

      Now the egg whites go in.

    3. Put the pot on a low heat and stir constantly until sugar is dissolved. It will take about 2-3 minutes. We need to just dissolve sugar, that is not necessary to shake up until solid foam.

      Put the pan on the heat and stir constantly for about 3 minutes to dissolve sugar.

    4. Next, take some coconut flakes and put it in a pan.

      Coconut flakes in a pan.

    5. Then add some salt and flour. Knead it.

      Now add salt and flour, then knead the dough.

    6. Now, place it directly in the fridge for half an hour.

      It’s time to put the prepared dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.

    7. When it's cooled, form small balls of it (slightly larger than a cherry).

      When the dough is the chilled, mold the balls as in the photo.

    8. Spread the balls on the oven tray covered with parchment. Between the cookies there must be a certain distance, because they will enlarge slightly during baking.

      Baking dish should be covered with parchment, then lay the cookies on it, placing it at a distance from each other.

    9. Send the cookies in the oven for 15-25 minutes, depending on what kind of cookies you like. If you love soft coconut cookies, 15 minutes is usually enough. Such cookies will be almost white. If your prefer crispy biscuits (such as we do), leave it in the oven a little longer - up to 20-25 minutes. They’ll acquire caramel color. Bake it at 360F.

      Snacks should be baked in the oven at 360 degrees for at least 15 minutes. To make the cookies more crispy, you can leave it in the oven for 25 minutes.

    10. Coconut biscuits go great with milk or cocoa. Of course, it tastes great itself.

      Now, your coconut biscuits are finally ready! Bon Appetit!

    If you have prepared coconut cookies according to our recipe, you've probably already noticed how yummy they are. By the way, you could have seen some time the Belgian coconut cookies which can be with jam, and in the form of a pyramid. This cookie has the same coconut flavor and a pleasant aroma. And it’s also so easy to cook at home.

    For example, you may use today's recipe to mold "nests", and put a little jam inside them. Bake them as well. You can, of course, experiment with jam. In general, anything sweet can be out inside, like candied fruit ( for example, pineapple). In this case, you'll get delicious cookies with a tropical flavor.

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