I can't miss baking some cookies. As luck would have it, I had an unexpected off from work, and what better work than baking those cookies that I have been planning to bake for a month. Almost for a week now, every day I would get the butter to come to room temperature, only to put it back.
So finally I had enough time and energy to bake these and I decided I might as well bake as many as I can. I have been baking nonstop since evening and baked around four different varieties. As always the one with chocolate and looking brown was a hit with kids. Rest of course we enjoyed.
Coconut Square Cookies
Since it's going to be four different varieties, will be posting on both blogs. So stay tuned for some exciting versions of cookies that you can enjoy anytime anywhere.
These Coconut square Cookies always remind me of the bakery biscuits. Having an excess of fresh coconut on hand, I thought I should try out some Coconut cookies. Since I didn't have the dried coconut, I dried it in the microwave for 2 mins and added it to the flour. Maybe next time I might try caramelizing for more effect. Though it was coconutty in taste, I think the bakery one has sugar-coated on top. However, these tasted awesome just the same!
I also make some Chocolate Piped Cookies and two more to share which will be up tomorrow!
Step by Step Pictures
All purpose Flour / Maida - 1 and 1/2 cup
Butter - 150 gms
Fresh Coconut, grated - 1 cup
Salt a pinch
Icing sugar - 1 cup
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
How to make the Coconut Square Cookies
Grate the coconut and microwave for 2 mins with one-minute intervals. This will make sure the coconut is dried up.
In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until the mix is very creamy. Shift the flour together with baking powder and salt.
Slowly add to the bowl and continue creaming. If the dough is thick, knead with your hands. Add milk if required.
Grease a rolling board with a greased rolling pin. Pat on the sides to make sure you get a square. Cut into small squares.
Meanwhile preheat the oven at 185 Deg C. Once done, arrange the squares with enough space on the tray and bake at 185" C for 15 mins. Start at 12 mins and continue for the next 3 mins if required. I had to complete the entire 15 mins.
Allow cooling before digging in.
The coconut I used was enough to give a good coconut taste. The ones you get in the bakery is really loaded with coconut. For that effect, you can increase by another half cup of coconut.