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Coconut cookies | Eggless coconut cookies recipe (with and without oven)

Coconut cookies | Eggless coconut cookies recipe (with and without oven)

Crispy coconut cookies, with and with oven methods, learn how to make it with the help of stepwise pictures and video.

In this post, I explained how to bake these coconut cookies with oven and without oven methods. Stovetop method is equally easy and yields the same crumbly yummy coconut cookies. And all you need to bake without oven is a heavy flat bottom vessel/pan and a stand or perforated cooker plate.

Coconut cookies are so popular among kids and it’s so easy to prepare. Making cookies at home is not a tough job as it takes less than 30mins including mixing and baking.

Interestingly, this coconut cookie can be baked in two ways, crispy and soft crumbly. The dough is the same for both types, but the only difference is the baking time. For extra crispy, dark brown coconut cookies bake little extra time.

And to get a soft, crumbly cookie, bake only for the prescribed time.

Furthermore, the coconut I used here is freshly grated coconut. Dry roasting the fresh coconut is very important. Alternately, you can use desiccated coconut also which is exclusive for baking. In that case, dry frying is not required.

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Coconut cookies | Eggless coconut cookies recipe (with and without oven)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Crispy coconut cookies, with and with oven methods, learn how to make it with the help of stepwise pictures and video.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Global
Keyword: Coconut cookies, Cookies baking, Crispy coconut cookies, Eggless coconut cookies, How to make coconut cookies without oven
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 280 kcal
Author: Sangeetha
Ingredients
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup coconut (grated)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup sugar (powdered)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup milk (boiled room temp.)
Instructions
Preparation:
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Line the baking tray with baking sheet/parchment paper.
  3. For the stovetop method, heat a heavy bottom pan with a small stand or plate inside like this.
  4. Heat this set up for 20mins and reduce the heat, and keep ready. And this is our pre-heated oven setup.
Recipe for crispy coconut cookies:
  1. First, dry roast the grated coconut in a pan for five minutes.
  2. Roast until you get a nice aroma to light brown color.
  3. Instead of roasting fresh coconut, you can use desiccated (fried) coconut exclusive for baking purpose.
  4. Let this cool down completely aside.
  5. In another bowl, take butter and powdered sugar.
  6. Whisk with a hand mixer for five minutes vigorously to get a smooth mix.
  7. Keep a sieve on the bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  8. Sieve the dry ingredients and add roasted coconut(save some coconut for garnish).
  9. Now add milk gradually and start mixing.
  10. Use fingers and knead well to get a firm dough.
  11. Divide the cookie dough into small lemon size balls.
  12. Shape the balls, dip(roll) one-half side of the ball in the remaining coconut.
For baking in the oven:
  1. Arrange the balls with enough space in the baking tray in such a way that coconut layer on top.
  2. Press the dough balls gently with a fork.
  3. Don't press hard as the dough may break.
  4. Shape the edge and bake for 15-18mins according to your preference.
  5. For soft mild chewy coconut cookies, 15mins baking is enough.
  6. To get super crispy, browned cookies leave for baking up to 23mins approx.
For baking on the stove top:
  1. Grease an aluminum or silver plate with oil& dust with flour.
  2. Instead, you can line with a baking paper.
  3. Arrange the balls with enough space in the plate in such a way that coconut layer on top.
  4. Keep this plate inside the stove heated heavy bottom pan. Make sure the stand/cooker plate is there inside the pan.
  5. Cover with a lid and bake for 20mins.
  6. You can check the crispness in between also.
How to store the coconut cookies:
  1. Let the cookies cool down completely.
  2. Serve with hot coffee or tea.
  3. Store in a tight jar and use up to a week.
Recipe Notes

Tips: 1) First of all, the crispness or chewiness(softness) of the cookies, is depending on the baking time. To get extra crispy brown cookies, bake for little more time as mentioned in the recipe. To get soft white cookies, bake only for the specified time. 2) Moreover, you can add chopped nuts or choco chips for extra toppings. 3) Finally, do not avoid the pinch of salt as this gives an enhanced taste to the cookies.

Preparation:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Line the baking tray with baking sheet/parchment paper.
  • For the stovetop method, heat a heavy bottom pan with a small stand or plate inside like this.

Coconut cookies -heat heavy bottom pan

  • Heat this set up for 20mins and reduce the heat, and keep ready. And this is our pre-heated oven setup.

Recipe for crispy coconut cookies:

  • First, dry roast the grated coconut in a pan for five minutes.

Coconut cookies -grated coconut Coconut cookies -dry roast Coconut cookies -roast Coconut cookies -roasted

  • Roast until you get a nice aroma to light brown color.
  • Instead of roasting fresh coconut, you can use desiccated (fried) coconut exclusive for baking purpose.
  • Let this cool down completely aside.
  • In another bowl, take butter and powdered sugar.

Coconut cookies -butter Coconut cookies -sugar

  • Whisk with a hand mixer for five minutes vigorously to get a smooth mix.
  • Keep a sieve on the bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Coconut cookies -flour Coconut cookies -baking powder Coconut cookies -baking salt Coconut cookies -salt

 

  • Sieve the dry ingredients and add roasted coconut(save some coconut for garnish).

Coconut cookies -seived Coconut cookies -coconut

  • Now add milk gradually and start mixing.

Coconut cookies -mix Coconut cookies -milk

  • Use fingers and knead well to get a firm dough.

Coconut cookies -knead Coconut cookies -cookie dough

  • Divide the cookie dough into small lemon size balls.
  • Shape the balls, dip(roll) one-half side of the ball in the remaining coconut.

Coconut cookies -dough ball Coconut cookies -apply coconut

For baking in the oven:

  • Arrange the balls with enough space in the baking tray in such a way that coconut layer on top.

Coconut cookies -baking tray Coconut cookies -press

  • Press the dough balls gently with a fork.
  • Don’t press hard as the dough may break.
  • Shape the edge and bake for 15-18mins according to your preference.

  • For soft mild chewy coconut cookies, 15mins baking is enough.
  • To get super crispy, browned cookies leave for baking up to 23mins approx.

Coconut cookies -baked on oven Coconut cookies -crispy baked

For baking on the stove top:

  • Grease an aluminum or silver plate with oil& dust with flour.

Coconut cookies -dust

  • Instead, you can line with a baking paper.
  • Arrange the balls with enough space in the plate in such a way that coconut layer on top.

Coconut cookies -arrange Coconut cookies -bake

  • Gently press the balls with a fork.

Coconut cookies -press with fork Coconut cookies -bake

  • Keep this plate inside the stove heated heavy bottom pan. Make sure the stand/cooker plate is there inside the pan.

Coconut cookies -inside pan Coconut cookies -cover

  • Cover with a lid and bake for 20mins.

Coconut cookies -baked on stove

  • You can check the crispness in between also.

How to store the coconut cookies:

  • Let the cookies cool down completely.

Coconut cookies -cool down

  • Serve with hot coffee or tea.
  • Store in a tight jar and use up to a week.

Tips:

1) First of all, the crispness or chewiness(softness) of the cookies, is depending on the baking time. To get extra crispy brown cookies, bake for little more time as mentioned in the recipe. To get soft white cookies, bake only for the specified time.

2) Moreover, you can add chopped nuts or choco chips for extra toppings.

3) Finally, do not avoid the pinch of salt as this gives an enhanced taste to the cookies.

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