Transport yourself to a tropical paradise with Coconut Cookies, a delightful treat that captures the essence of coconut in a buttery, golden bite. These cookies are a symphony of textures, featuring chewy coconut flakes and a crisp exterior. Whether you're a coconut enthusiast or simply seeking a taste of the exotic, these cookies promise a moment of sweet escapism.
Coconut Cookies are a celebration of the versatile and tropical coconut. The shredded coconut, both inside and on the exterior, adds a delightful chewiness and nutty flavor. The combination of butter and coconut creates a rich and satisfying cookie with a golden-brown crust. These cookies are perfect for those who appreciate the sweet, fragrant allure of coconut in a bite-sized treat.
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
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Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream together softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in the egg, ensuring it's well incorporated. Stir in vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture, mixing just until combined.
Gently fold in the shredded coconut until evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough.
Scoop out tablespoon-sized portions of dough and roll them into balls. Optionally, roll each ball in additional shredded coconut for a textured exterior.
Place the cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, leaving enough space between each.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. The centers should still be slightly soft.
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Dive into the tropical bliss of Coconut Cookies, and savor the sweet escape.
Tips for this recipe
For an extra layer of flavor, you can drizzle melted chocolate over the cooled cookies or dip one end into melted chocolate. This adds a touch of indulgence and complements the coconut beautifully.