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Toasted Coconut Cookies

Toasting the coconut before adding them to these simple cereal style cookies gives them a bit of extra flavour and crunch.
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup cornflakes, crushed
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup rice krispies
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/3 cup unsweetened flaked coconut, toasted ** see note below for how to toast**
  1. ** Toast coconut before you start to mix cookie dough. Place coconut on a baking sheet and place in 350º oven. Toast, watching carefully as it will only take approximately 6-7 minutes until the coconut is toasted to a light brown. It burns fast so stay with it. Allow to cool while you mix the other ingredients.
  2. Cream together butter sugars, egg and vanilla.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. Lastly add the cooled coconut.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet and bake in 350º oven for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cookies rest on pan for 30 seconds. Remove to cooling rack. 


  1. What a great cookie the grandchildren will surely love.

  2. girls, i have a question.
    some of this is icky , so, sorry.
    i have not got all my digestive equipment.
    i have worn out my welcome with anti-diarrheals, they just don't work for me anymore after decades of use.
    i was told coconut will give relief.
    i cannot eat gluten flour.
    i have bought the dried coconut with no sugar--too much sugar upsets what is left of the bowel.
    how can i prepare the raw dried coconut?
    it is way too much like chewing really dry straw just out of the bag.
    i have shreds and very thin sliced.
    thanks if you have any ideas.
    deb h.

    1. Deborah, you have asked a very valid question in regard to your own digestive health. Unfortunately none of us are qualified to help you in this regard. It is best to seek help via your Dr. or Natural health practitioner. I wish you the best as you seek wellness through change of diet. Have you tried Coconut flour?


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