Crushing on Coconut? This Is the Cookie for You

December 17th, 2015

Think of these crunchy treats as a cross between a macaroon and a sugar cookie. For Day 9 of our 12 days of Christmas cookies, we’re harnessing the nuttiness of coconut in these gluten-free cookies.

Coconut Crunch Cookies

Yield: 36 cookies
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours


Scant 1/2 cup coconut flour
1 3/4 cups shredded coconut
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
6 tablespoons softened butter
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg white
1/4 cup water


Place all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix until well incorporated. Form the mixture into a cylindrical log 2 inches in diameter and wrap in parchment paper. Chill in fridge for 2 hours or up to 3 days.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a couple baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a sharp knife, cut dough into 1/4-inch rounds. Place cookies 1 inch apart on baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through the baking time. Let cookies cool completely before removing from baking sheets.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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This article is related to: Christmas, Dessert, Food, Gluten-Free, Recipe, Vegetarian, Winter

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