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Coconut Cookies


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Make these for your Gran, your neighbour, your kids or make them for yourself. They are simple and more importantly delicious and as my precious little girl likes to say “delicious things make everything better”. Enjoy.

Coconut Cookies

  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • pinch of salt
  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C or 350°F
  2. Line a tray with baking paper.
  3. Place the ingredients into your food processor in the order listed above. Blend at high speed until the mixture resembles a very fine, sticky crumb.
  4. Roll the mixture into round balls and place onto your prepared tray, leaving a little room between each one.
  5. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes. Cool on the tray for 20 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
  6. Enjoy.

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Bec November 10, 2014 - 8:04 pm

Can these be made with almonds instead of cashews?

Bianca Slade November 16, 2014 - 11:14 am

You can try it, I think they will be lovely. x

dyann November 12, 2014 - 8:05 am

are these soft or crunchy?

Bianca Slade November 16, 2014 - 11:19 am

Hmm, a little of both. A tad crunchy on the outside, soft inside. I hope you enjoy them.

Tammy Richards-Robinson November 12, 2014 - 2:05 pm

I made these and they dont really stick together after being baked I have no idea where I went wrong, I even used my thermomix to make

Jean November 14, 2014 - 7:04 pm

Hi Tammy, the same thing happened with mine, so I put them in the processor for longer and it worked. Much like making almond butter, if you let the cashews process for long enough, the natural oils from the nut release helping it all to bind together.

Bianca Slade November 16, 2014 - 11:25 am

Thank you Jean. I hope you enjoyed them.

Paula January 19, 2015 - 11:33 am

Hi, made these today. Everyone loves them. Just wondering if there is a nut free option? Thank you so much love everything you suggest. I am obsessed with your books.

Bianca Slade January 24, 2015 - 9:30 am

HI Paula, thank you. I really appreciate the feedback and I am glad they have been enjoyed. I have made a nut free version of these but the two ingredient cookies are nut free and might be worth trying? We have a large nut free range, if you would like the link perhaps send me a PM. I hope this helps and thanks again for your support and feedback.

Jean November 14, 2014 - 7:22 pm

Just realised your comment read “after being baked”! Yes, I’ve now found the same problem. Not sure where I went wrong either…they don’t look anything like the picture.

Bianca Slade November 16, 2014 - 11:26 am

Hi Jean, did you leave them to cool completely? They are very soft when removed from the oven but as long as they are left to cool you should be fine. Again, you can see images others have shared on my facebook page if you wanted to ask for another input or see some other images. I hope this helps.

Jean January 16, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Thanks Bianca, yes leaving them to cool hardened them up, delicious!

Bianca Slade January 17, 2015 - 8:12 am

Great. I am glad you enjoyed them. x

Bianca Slade November 16, 2014 - 11:21 am

It just sounds like they need to be blended longer, or were they left to cool completely once cooked? I am not sure if you follow our facebook page but if you jump on the thread there you will see a few people have post pics of them and written in to say they made them. You may be able to ask one of them if they have specific TMX instructions? Anyhow, I would suggest just blending longer at maxium speed and pressing them firmly into balls then leaving them to cool completely once cooked. I hope this helps and that you find some other recipes that you enjoy.

Jess November 29, 2014 - 1:27 pm

I made these with almonds (not a fan of cashews) and they turned out great. I blended the almonds for a few minutes before adding the other ingredients. They did take a while to come together, but they did in the end. My stepson was very impressed that he got a cookie for his afternoon snack! Little does he know that it’s good for him!

Bianca Slade December 3, 2014 - 10:29 am

Fabulous!!! Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed them. x

Michelle December 10, 2014 - 1:07 pm

These were so delicious and super quick to make. Thank you!

Bianca Slade December 13, 2014 - 12:52 pm

Thank you so much!! I really appreciate that. I am glad you have enjoyed them. Be sure to let me know how you go with anything else that you try. x

rubiliciousdelicious December 13, 2014 - 12:50 pm

we’ve made these twice now, the first time with chocolate chips and now with sultanas added in. Amazingly good both times, thanks for the recipe!

Bianca Slade December 20, 2014 - 11:28 am

Fabulous!! Thank you. I am glad you like them, I really appreciate the feedback and I love the add ins. x

Hayley January 27, 2015 - 10:01 am

Thank you for this great recipe! I make these at least once a week. Done in thermomix speed 9 15 secs scrape down speed 7 10 seconds.

Bianca Slade January 31, 2015 - 9:19 am

Perfect!!! Thank YOU!! I am sure many people will find your comment really helpful. I am glad you have enjoyed them. x

MjB February 18, 2015 - 10:35 am

Thanks for this! I tried them in the thermomix this morning- hadn’t read comments until after. Will try your method next time. They are delicious!

Bianca Slade February 23, 2015 - 8:10 am

Thank YOU. x

Jessica Kariyawasam February 17, 2015 - 2:12 pm

Do these freeze OK????

Bianca Slade February 23, 2015 - 8:08 am

I haven’t but I think they would. x

DoTellMama February 21, 2015 - 12:07 pm

These look fantastic, but I’m wondering if there is anything I can substitute for cashews as my husband has a nut allergy. Would seeds of some kind work? Thank you so much for your gorgeous website, I just found it, and I love it!

Bianca Slade February 23, 2015 - 8:17 am

Thank YOU!! I am glad you like it. I have only made these this way but we have many nut free recipes, https://wholefoodsimply.com/category/nut-free-2/ I hope this helps. x

DoTellMama February 25, 2015 - 10:02 pm

Thank you so much Bianca, I didn’t see this – they look great, so kind of you to send this through, thanks again! xx

Bianca Slade February 26, 2015 - 12:52 pm

No worries at all. I hope you find many recipes that you enjoy, be sure to let me know. x

Cathy March 6, 2015 - 3:29 am

is the coconut sweetened or unsweetened in your recipes?

Bianca Slade March 6, 2015 - 9:39 am

Unsweetened. x

chan March 23, 2015 - 10:12 am

These were amazing! Trying to kick the usual sugary biscuits I have with my cuppa at night. These were beautiful, short bread like consistency

Bianca Slade March 25, 2015 - 10:42 am

Fabulous!!! Thank YOU! I am glad you enjoyed them. x

Diane James October 11, 2015 - 9:47 pm

Here is my version – your recipe followed to the letter, but with added currants or chopped raisins. Perfect! Thanks Bianca.

Sarah March 14, 2016 - 7:25 pm

I love these! I make then using cashew butter at least once a fortnight. They are seriously addictive 😉

Bianca Slade March 17, 2016 - 10:31 am

Thank YOU!!!


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