When we were on vacation last week, the restaurant we had breakfast at was giving out fresh from the oven coconut cookies. They were amazing and even though my kids don’t typically like coconut, they loved these, so here is my version of those delicious cookies!
Chewy Coconut Cookies
3 c. sweetened shredded coconut (fill cup lightly, don’t pack it in)
1 c. granulated sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. baking powder
1/2 c. (1 stick) chilled salted butter, cut into pieces
1 t. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. flour
granulated sugar for rolling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place coconut, 1 c. sugar, salt and baking powder into Cuisinart, process until finely ground. Add butter and process until just no lumps remain. Add egg and vanilla, process until smooth. Then add flour; pulse until dough comes together but still crumbly.
Using a 1 T. stainless steel scoop, gather dough, roll it into a ball then roll it in the sugar. Place on cookies sheet lined with parchment paper 2 inches apart.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. They are done when the bottom is golden brown and it’s just starting to brown up the sides.