I love to have something to nibble with my coffee. Most of the cookies, biscuits and cakes in the store here in Finland are too dry and hard to my taste, so I decided to bake something nice and soft. There’s also a heat wave going on here, so I wanted to do something quick and easy that wouldn’t need too much baking, and definitely in not too hot oven. Enter Coconut cookies, or coconut cakes.
We baked a cookie similar to this when I was a child with my mum. The recipe called for separating the yolks and whites, and I didn’t want to do that, so I looked for another recipe and found one in a Finnish recipe collection site, Kotikokki.net.
The recipe translated into English goes like this:
100 g margarine or butter
75 ml sugar (about 30 g)
150 ml desiccated coconut (about 50 g)
150 ml all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla sugar
- Mix the dry ingredients (flour, vanilla sugar, baking powder and desiccated coconut) together
- Whip the sugar and butter together until it is light foam
- Add the egg and mix strongly until throughly homogeneous
- Add in the flour mixture and mix
- Form little balls on a baking sheet (I used two spoons) and flatten them out
- Bake in 200°C for about 10 minutes or until brown
The recipe is dead simple, doesn’t make a huge mess and makes about 20 pieces. I doubled the recipe and got twice as much 😀