Coconut Almond Cookies

Coconut almond cookie is an almond-flavored cookie rich in coconuts and white baking chips. Moreover, you can always differentiate a Coconut almond cookie from other cookies because of its unique taste. 

You will also love the crunchy texture of the coconut flakes and the smooth taste of the butter that will linger in your mouth for a while.

Now, let’s make a cookie to die for! 

Coconut Almond Cookies

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes (sweetened)
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  •  1/2 cup butter (softened)
  •  3 tsp water
  • 2 large-sized egg
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (sieved)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda or 3/4 tsp baking powder

Glaze ingredients

  • 3 tsp shortening
  • 3/4 cup white baking chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to about 350°F or 175°C.
  • Get a large bowl ready. Then add your softened butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and mix until a smooth cream forms.
  • Beat in your eggs and mix with a whisker. Add water and almond extract, mix well.
  • In the same large bowl, add all-purpose flour, baking powder or soda, chopped almonds, and salt, then mix. Stir in your coconut flakes and white baking chips into the creamy mixture.
  • Roll the thick, creamy mixture into a round dough and set it on the cookie sheet, leaving a space of about two inches between two doughs.
  • Flatten the dough with a fork. Place the cookie sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about ten minutes until the cookie edges turn light brown.
  • Cool the freshly baked coconut almond cookies for about five minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.
  • To prepare the glaze, pour 3/4 cup white baking chips and the shortening into a small bowl. Please place it in a microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring every thirty seconds until fully melted.
  • Splatter the glaze on your super-cooled coconut almond cookies. Your tasty coconut almond cookies are ready for the feasting challenge.
Keyword Coconut almond cookies, Dessert

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Side dishes to serve with coconut almond cookies

Firstly, crispy coconut almond cookies need to be paired with a light dish beside for you to eat to your fill. Despite this, not all foods work with these cookies. Thus, here are six fantastic side dishes that go perfectly with this amazing cookie

Scalloped potatoes

While you munch on the crunchy and tasty coconut almond cookies, it’s okay to let a plate of scalloped potatoes interrupt. 

Also, you can make your scalloped potatoes by soaking your sliced potatoes in a rich, creamy sauce.

Deviled eggs

Deviled eggs, also known as “Russian eggs” or “Stuffed eggs” are eggs that have been boiled for long hours and removed from the shell. 

After that, the shelled egg is topped with a paste prepared from the egg yolk, mustard, mayonnaise, and other ingredients. Finally, serve a plate of deviled eggs with your coconut almond cookies. 

Try shoestring fries!

Shoestring Fries are the perfect side for sandwiches, BBQ, and so much more. Moreover, they’re crispy, customizable– and of course, delicious. Thus, pairing your shoestring fries with coconut cookies will be one of the finest decisions you ever made. Pinky swear, Hunny!

Green bean casserole

Green bean casserole’s savory taste makes it a great blend for a coconut almond cookie’s sweet taste. It also comprises green bean casserole, French fried onions, and mushroom soup. 

Creamy crock-pot chicken

A plate of creamy crock-pot chicken on your right, a coconut almond cookie on your left.  Perfect combo!

Baked macaroni

Boil your macaroni pasta, then bake. Serve with a plate of coconut cookies. Chow down the crunchy et savory meal!

Health benefits of coconut almond cookies

Maintains brain health

The almonds in almond cookies are an excellent source of vitamin E. Also,  vitamin E maintains your brain health by boosting your brain’s functions.

It aids metabolism

Coconut almond cookies are highly rich in coconuts.  Moreover, coconut contains higher concentrations of medium-chain fatty acids known as “MCTs”. According to research, these fatty acids regulate nutrient and metabolism rates well.

Coconut almond cookie gives energy

Coconut and almonds are significant sources of energy. It accounts for how coconut almond cookie supplies your body with usable energy.

Improves bone health

Coconut and almonds are highly rich in essential nutrients like calcium and potassium. 

Calcium and potassium also help to build up strong bones and strengthen bone densities.

Nutritional value: Coconut almond cookies

  • Total fat: 1.5 g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9 g
  • Potassium: 20 mg
  • Sodium: 70 mg
  • Calcium: 5 mg
  • Cholesterol: 1 mg
  • Carbs: 3g
  • Net carbs: 2.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Sugars: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g

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