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Monday, January 13, 2014

Soft Coconut Cookie

  1. Grated Coconut-1 & 1/2 cup (150 gm)
  2. Crushed Almond/Pecan - 3/4 cup
  3. Egg - 2
  4. Sugar - 3/4 cup (150 gm)
  5. Baking Powder- 1/2 ts
  6. Orange/ Lemon zest - 1 whole orange or lemon
  7. Orange blossom water- 1/2 cup
  8. Powdered Sugar- around 1/2 cup + 2 Tbs to dust on the top.
  1. Place a wax paper or parchment paper on the baking tray. Brush some oil or butter on the paper and set it aside.
  2. Beat the eggs in a bowl. 
  3. Add the crushed nuts, grated coconut, sugar, baking powder and orange zest in the beaten egg and mix all the ingredients well.
  4. Take orange blossom water in a bowl and 1/2 cup powdered sugar in another bowl. Now take one table spoon of the cookie mix in hand, deep it in the orange blossom water, then coat with powdered sugar and then place it on the prepared baking tray. In the similar way place all the cookies. (make sure there is around 1/2 inch gap between the cookies.)
  5. After placing all the cookies on the tray, dust the top with powdered sugar.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Place the baking tray on the middle rack of the oven and bake the cookie around 10-12 minutes or until the cookie turn to a nice golden brown color.
  7. Take out the cookie from the oven and keep aside to cool down to room temperature. 
  8. Serve your cookie. Keep the left over cookie in a air tight container.
Maksuda Hossain
(Portland, Oregon, USA)


  1. Made these with my Girl Scout troop that is studying Bangladesh right now. The dough falls apart and we could not get it to roll into a ball. I am not sure what we did wrong? They tasted wonderful though!

    1. Hi,
      Thank you very much for your feedback. I know it is little hard to handle the dough as there is no binding substances. You can try couple of tips next time. 1. Use dry coconut flakes or squeeze out the water from the grated coconut. 2. If the dough seems too liquid after adding the eggs, add little more coconut flakes.
      Hope these tips will help and the next one will come out nice.
      Thanks again.

  2. Thank you for the advice... I made them again tonight adding more coconut this time and they turned out much fuller instead of flat and smooched together. My niece even said "these are my new favorite cookies" even when they are flat and all smooched together they are very yummy. Thank you for the delicious recipe!

  3. Hi, is there a substitue for " orange blossom water" that I could use instead?

    1. Hi, you can use any kind of flavored water of your choice like rose water or anything else.
      Thank you.