Homemade cacao-coconut cookies are delicious with tea, coffee or as cake decoration.
I have loved these cookies since I was a child. I remember how we used to buy a box of these and then eat them all in one afternoon. I don’t buy them anymore because now they come in a box and a puffy bag that you open and find out that half of what seemed that packed bag is just air. And also because I can make them myself and homemade cookies are the best.
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- 240 g/8.5 oz of all purpose flour
- 200 g/7 oz of softened unsalted butter
- 100 g/3.5 oz of powder sugar
- 100 g/3.5 oz of grated coconut
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 tbsp of cacao
Cacao-Coconut Cookies – Recipe
Mix all the dry ingredients, then add the egg yolks and butter and knead (at the end with your hands) until you have a compact dough.
Place a sheet of baking paper on a tray, form small “loafs” and place them on the tray. The dough is quite dry and it can crumble a little so you might have to knead small pieces of the dough in your hands properly.
Flatten each loaf with a fork to give it the fork imprint.
You can place the cookies close to each other, they will not rise.
Preheat the oven on 180°C/356°F and bake for about 10 minutes. Each oven bakes a little differently so you might watch the first batch you bake to see if you need to adjust the time. Let them cool down completely and have a snack!