Time for a bit of coconut lovin'...we were looking for something that was crisp on the outside, and chewy in the middle. This fits the bill perfectly. Lovely coconut cookies that are easy to make and delicious to eat. I use Organ egg replacer but I'm sure any will do!
Free From: Dairy, Egg, Soya
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 12 minutes per tray
3 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
2/3rd cup Pure Sunflower Margarine (or any dairy free)
2 tbs coconut oil (or just two more tablespoons of the dairy free margarine if you don't have this)
2/3rd cup caster sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp coconut extract
3 tsp egg replacer, 6 tablespoons of water
Preheat oven to 170°C, or 350°F
Grease a large baking sheet
In a decent sized mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients - so that's the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and coconut.
In a mixer cream together the margarine, coconut oil, caster and brown sugar. When creamed add in the vanilla and the coconut essence and give it a good mix.
If you don't have coconut oil just add in two more tablespoons of the dairy free margarine.
Put the egg replacer in a bowl and whisk in the water until you get a frothy mixture.
Add this to the flour mixture and stir. Then mix in the creamed fats and sugars. You'll have a thick dough.
Take about a tablespoon of the cookie dough, roll it into a ball and flatten slightly.
Place on the baking sheet but do keep a bit of space between the balls of dough for when they spread a bit.
Bake for about 12 minutes. They will look a bit puffy when they come out of the oven.
When you take the cookies out of the oven whack the baking sheet on the counter - this will flatten the cookies a bit, add cracks to the top and make them a bit chewier.
Cool on a wire rack.
Makes about 30 cookies.
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