coconut cherry cookies

October 13, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Posted in Cookies, Fruit | 2 Comments

i have been wanting to recreate a coconut raisin cookie one of my friends baked for me a couple of years back but she can’t remember which recipe she used. i had to use up the packet of sweetened flaked coconut i got weeks back so i decided on a simple recipe.



the coconut taste came through sufficiently – it was not overpowering. the cookie also had a nice crisp.

5 oz butter, softened
3 oz caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence
5 oz self-raising flour
2.5 oz sweetened flaked coconut (Baker’s brand)
glace cherries, quartered

1. cream butter, sugar and vanilla essence till light and fluffy.

2. add flour and stir with a wooden spoon. add coconut and mix until combined.

3. prepare ungreased baking sheets. roll into small balls and flatten slightly by pressing the cherry quarters in. bake for about 15 mins or slightly brown on the edges. leave to cool on sheets for about 10 minutes before transferring onto wire racks.


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  1. I’ve just made these cookies and they are very good! A really light, crisp, slighly chewy and very buttery cookie that are just a little bit too moorish. I didn’t have any sweetened flaked coconut so used unsweetened desicated coconut instead and I don’t think they needed any more sugar. Also, wasn’t sure what temperature to cook them so cooked them on 180c for 14 minutes until they were golden. I will definitely be making these cookies again.

  2. Glad to hear it worked for you, Jo! 🙂

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