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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Coconut butter cookies

I never have feelings for Danish cookies, except for one. There is this particular coconut cookie that I would polish off the moment the lid is pried open, leaving an ugly hole in the round tin. This I do, regardless of brand. If only Danish biscuits could come only with the coconut flavor, I will be the most happy erson ever.

So when hubby says " Ooh ! It tastes like the Danish coconut cookie ", I know now I am going places ( to the gym, most likely). For a first attempt, I am suitably impressed with myself. What it lacks in the looks department, the taste more than makes up for it.

Next time though, I am going to use grated coconut and shape it a little rounder, to max out the pleasure of a Singapore homemade Danish coconut cookie!

Here's recipe for 1 big jar of cookies  ( Original recipe from  ) :

100 g cake flour, 10 g corn starch
10 g coconut powder , Santan

70g butter, 50 g icing sugar, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Whisk butter until soft. Add icing sugar and vanilla. Whisk until soft and well combined. Set aside.

Sift dry ingredients. Whisk into butter mix, in 3 batches. If the dough is a very  dry and crumbly , whisk in 1/2 tsp of milk. Chill dough mix for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 160 C. Meanwhile, retrieve dough from chiller, flatten with a rolling pin to the thickness of slightly less than 1 cm.

If the dough should crack because it is too cold, wait for a couple of minutes before proceeding. If your kitchen is warm to start with, divide dough to 2 portions, working on one portion while chilling the other.

Cut out cookies and place them on a parchment lined baking tray at 160 C for 23-25 minutes. Thereafter, let them sit in the oven, with door closed, for another 5 minutes.

Remove cookies from oven and cool them on racks. To prevent spoilage, cool cookies thoroughly before keeping them in an airtight jar.


  1. What cute little cookies. They sound like a delicious mouthful. I have a new linky on my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link this up.

  2. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday. I really appreciate the support and hope you'll be able to join in again next week. By then I'll have a cute button you can grab.