Saturday, March 16, 2013

Coconut cookies

For each petal on the shamrock 
This brings a wish your way  
Good health, good luck, and happiness 
For today and every day. 
May your blessings outnumber 
The shamrocks that grow, 
May St.Patrick pray for us all,
Happy St.Patrick's day! 

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I am seeing green everywhere around St.Patrick's day. A week ahead, I too made some cookies to honor St.Patrick. I didn't add any green color to my cookies, but served them on green color cupcake liners:)  Here is some coconut cookies to celebrate St.Patrick's day.

Reference: I tried Martha's coconut cookies and made some alterations according to my taste.
Instead of coloring the cookies, I served them on green cupcake liners:)

Coconut cookies for St.Patrick's day!

Sweetened shredded coconut - 14 oz (1 pack)
white sugar - 1/2 cup
brown sugar - 1/2 cup
salt - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
unsalted butter - 1/2 cup (1 stick)
egg - 1
vanilla extract - 1 tsp
All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups

Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
Set aside 1 cup coconut in a plate for coating the cookies.
Grind the coconut in a mixer to a fine stage (by pulsing) along with sugar, salt.
Add cold butter, egg, vanilla extract and process till smooth.
Sift the flour with baking powder twice.
Keep the flour in a large mixing bowl and add the prepared coconut.
Mix well.
Using a tablespoon as measure, scoop out 1 ball of dough.
Slightly roll it to a ball and flatten it mildly.
Dip it in coconut we kept on the plate.
Arrange 2 inch apart in baking sheets (as this cookies will puff up).
Bake until light golden brown color appears on bottom edges.
It took 13-15 minutes for me.
Always keep watching this from the second batch, as it gets brown quickly.
Cool for 1 minute, transfer to wire rack, let cool completely.
Store in airtight containers.
Stays fresh for a week.

Serving suggestions:
Makes 46 cookies of 2 inch dia.
Serve as dessert or snack.

Prepare this dough and keep refrigerated for 2 weeks, so that we can make fresh cookies whenever we want.
Indian dry coconut can also be used instead of sweetened coconut.

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Babitha costa said...

aromatic coconut cookies,St.Patrick's day wishes to u

Rita Bose said...

Lovely coconut cookies Viki!! :)

Rafeeda AR said...

looks really beautiful and yummm....

Sebeena Loyd said...

Hi Viki. Happy St. Patrick's day. coconut cookies look delicious.

Priya Suresh said...

Happy st Patricks day Viki..Those coconut cookies looks fabulous and super tempting, love the way u served them in green cupcake liners, sounds great.

Jeya Jemini said...

delicious cookies...

Julie said...

flavorful cookies,Love it..I too just posted a cookie recipe:)
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Ms.Chitchat said...

Gorgeous coconut cookies, love the flavour of coconuts.

CHITRA said...

Looks like the one we get in bakeries. Any replacement for egg ? please suggest..

divya said...

looks mouthwatering...just delicious!

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thank you friends!
Thanks for asking Chitra. But I have not tried making this cookies without egg. I will let you know once I get a perfect recipe without eggs. Thanks!

Akila said...

Love the cookies
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Cham said...

I love coconut cookies reminds the Iyengar bakerie, looks really delectable!

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