Venture into a tropical paradise with these effortlessly simple yet divinely delicious Three-Ingredient Coconut Cookies. With just three staple ingredients, these cookies encapsulate the essence of coconut in every bite, offering a delightful crunch on the outside and a soft, chewy middle.
Yield: Given the quantity of ingredients listed, especially the 2 cups of shredded coconut, this recipe should produce approximately 12-15 cookies, depending on the size you make each cookie.
Number of Servings: Assuming an average serving size of 2-3 cookies per person, this recipe would serve 4-6 people.
Total Preparation Time: Excluding the flax egg sitting time, it’s approximately 25 minutes. If using a flax egg, it would be 40 minutes in total.
Total Cooking Time: Approximately 12-15 minutes.
Total Time from Start to Finish:
1-Preparation: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2-Mixing: In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded coconut, honey (or maple syrup), and the egg (or flax egg). Mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
3-Shaping: Using your hands, form small balls of the mixture and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Slightly flatten each ball into a cookie shape using the back of a spoon or your fingers.
4-Baking: Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until the cookies turn golden brown around the edges.
5-Cooling: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
With their sun-kissed golden hue and tropical aroma, these Three-Ingredient Coconut Cookies are the epitome of minimalism meeting flavor. Whether you're craving a quick snack, an accompaniment for your evening tea, or a guilt-free treat, these cookies promise to whisk you away to a sandy beach with each bite.
Quality Coconut: Opt for high-quality unsweetened shredded coconut. This ensures a pure coconut flavor without the added sugars.
Watch the Oven: Due to their minimal ingredient profile, these cookies can burn quickly. Keep an eye out and ensure they're removed once golden.
Flavor Boost: For an extra layer of flavor, consider adding a splash of vanilla extract or a sprinkle of sea salt to the cookie mixture.
Storing: These cookies store well in an airtight container for up to a week. They can also be frozen and enjoyed later.
Vegan Version: If opting for the vegan version with maple syrup and a flax egg, the cookies might be slightly softer but will be equally delicious.