Food & Craft

Coconut Cookies

  • The finished cookiesThe finished cookies
  • Finished cookiesFinished cookies


  • 100g soft brown sugar 100g SR flour
  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • 150g porridge oats
  • 100g butter
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda, dissolved in 2 tbsp boiling water

Delicious coconutty cookies, can be slightly undercooked to be chewy or over to be crunchy.

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10-15 mins Serves: 16


  1. Mix flour, coconut, oats and sugar in a large mixing bowl

  2. Melt the butter and golden syrup in a pan.

  3. Add the dissolved bicarbonate of soda to the melted mixture and mix well.

  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the melted mix. Mix well.

  5. Roll the mixture into balls about the size of a large walnut.

  6. Place on a greased baking tray and flatten slightly.

  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 180C / GM4.

Cool on a wire tray, serve with cold milk or hot chocolate.

Further Reading

Flour Water Salt Yeast

Flour Water Salt Yeast Ken Forkish

Soup for All Occasions

Soup for All Occasions New Covent Garden Soup Company

Bread: River Cottage Handbook No. 3

Bread: River Cottage Handbook No. 3 Daniel Stevens

River Cottage Veg Every Day!

River Cottage Veg Every Day! Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Cakes: River Cottage Handbook No.8

Cakes: River Cottage Handbook No.8 Pam Corbin


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