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Coconut Butter Cookies

February 02, 2024 | Recipe by Bake with Paws
Coconut Butter Cookies

Coconut Butter Cookies

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My kitchen was filled with a delicious coconut aroma when baking these Coconut Butter Cookies.

It is a low sugar cookie made with homemade toasted coconut.  The texture is light and slightly crunchy. Together with the toasted coconut, this cookie is just yummy. The first batch went so quickly I had to make another batch the very next day. 


When the recipe asks for room temperature butter, it refers to soft and pliable butter, but not looks shinny or greasy. It is still cool to touch and easy to spread.  During creaming stage of butter and sugar, it will create air pockets in the butter and will yield light cookies or bakes.  If the butter is warm, it will not create air pockets and make your cookies harder.

The best way to get room temperature butter is to cut the butter (from refrigerator) into chunks. Leave it outside room temperature (my tropical climate here is around 28 - 30 C) for 15 minutes or until you can get an indent when you press with your finger. 

Creaming Butter and Sugar process has to be done slowly at low medium speed and not more than medium speed or the butter will heat up.

Cake Flour has a lower protein content and make the cookies a bit softer.  All purposed flour make the cookies more crispy as it content more protein.  

Do note that the baking temperature and timing provided are what works for my oven and should also be regarded as a guide only. Every oven behaves a little differently, so please adjust accordingly for your oven. 

If you have any questions regarding this recipe or any other post, please leave me a comment in the “LEAVE A COMMENT” link and I will reply you as soon as possible.  Do tag me on Instagram @Bakewithpaws if you attempt on this recipe.

How To Make Coconut Butter Cookies

Yields:  Approximately 75 cookies


Cookie Dough:
250g butter, room temperature (leave sit out for 30 minutes)
80g brown sugar (Please add more sugar if you prefer sweeter)
2 egg yolks 
280g plain flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 3/4 tsp double acting baking powder 

170g Toasted Grated Coconut (Can be replaced with desiccated coconut):
400g fresh grated coconut (white part only)

Egg Wash (Optional):
1 egg, whisked

Baking trays
Round cap from a bottle
Non stick pan/skillet

  1. Toasted Grated Coconut:
    1. Heating a dry non-stick pan over medium heat. Add in fresh grated coconut and stir constantly until become dry, golden grown and fragrant.
    2. After toasting, the coconut will be dehydrated and you will get only half of the weight.    You will need only 170g of toasted coconut.
  2. Preheat oven to 180C (top and bottom heat)
  3. Cookie Dough:
    1. Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl, stir in salt and 170g of toasted coconut.  Set aside.
    2. In a bowl of electric mixer, beat together butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add in egg yolks one at a time and beat till well combine.
    3. Gradually add in flour mixture with spatula and mix until form a smooth dough.
    4. Pinch off some dough about 10g and form into a ball.  Place on the baking tray.  Press lightly on the dough with the back of a spoon or round cap.
    5. Slightly brush with egg wash.
    6. Bake at preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
    7. Let cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.  Store in airtight container.


  1. Hi Bwp. How u? This recipe sounds so yummy. Question. I need to use dessicated coconut bcos unable to get fresh grated coconut. Do I weigh 170 dessicated coconut and then fry to toast. Or do I need to weigh more dessicated coconut and if so how much before frying. Thank you as always we your kind response. Happy Cny to you.

    1. Hi Chloe, Thanks again for your interest in this recipe. It is very much depend on the moisture in your desiccated coconut. Maybe just 10g to 20g extra should be ok. Slightly less or extra is fine.



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