Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Crunchy Coconut Biscuits

Crunchy Coconut BiscuitsCoconut biscuits (cookies are called biscuits here) were one of my top favorites while growing up. Particularly the ones sold at local bakeries. Sadly they are not vegan at the bakeries so I don't buy them anymore. Needless to say, I couldn't resist putting together my own recipe for them and am highly pleased with the results.

If you have the ingredients on hand, this is one quick and easy easy recipe. I find that these biscuits taste best when freshly out of the oven. So it's a great idea to mix together all the ingredients (except water) and store them in the fridge in an airtight container. Then whenever the craving hits you, just pull out as much as you like, mix in the water and bake.

Crunchy Coconut Biscuits

1 C all purpose flour
1 C dessicated coconut (dry coconut powder)
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C coconut oil (yes it must to be coconut oil)
1/4 t salt
1 t baking powder

Mix all the dry ingredients together. Rub the oil into the mixture. Add a little cold water, just enough to form a dough. Knead the dough a little.

Pinch off balls, lightly flatten on your palm and place on a cookie sheet.

Preheat oven to 180 C/ 350 F. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the edges brown.

Let them cool for a couple of minutes on the sheet and then transfer them to a cooling rack.

The sugar caramelizes in the oil and gives a special crunch to these biscuits. When you eat them warm they will be slightly chewey. After cooling completely, they become fully crunchy. Both ways are yum! :)


  1. Looks yummy Susmi, I have all these ingredients at home and will try this... I'm here looking for the espresso brownie recipe...!

  2. I just made them, and they are delicious, but I didn't put them on a baking sheet, but just on the baking tray with oil on top, and they all stuck to the tray! :( When I tried to remove them, most of them broke their shape. Tasty anyway. Elena

    1. Hi Elena, thanks for trying them out. :) If I use a baking tray, I usually line it with aluminum foil so that the cookies come off easily. Next time, I will remember to mention the foil when I post a cookie recipe. Thanks for letting me know.