When I was young, I never liked coconut. I’m not sure what it was – the taste, the texture, or a combination of both. It was not until a few years ago that I actually started eating coconut and now I absolutely love it. It’s a great flavor for savory dishes, but I like it best in sweet desserts, like these coconut cookies.
These soft and chewy cookies have shredded coconut in the batter to add a hint of tropical flare.
Coconut palm sugar is an unrefined brown sugar made from drying the nectar from the coconut palm tree. It produces a sugar with natural brown color and sweet, caramel flavor.
The sugar does not have a coconut flavor, but works well in this cookie recipe because it isn’t too sweet and really lets the coconut flavor from the shredded coconut shine through.
Enjoy these tropical cookies and hopefully when you eat them, you can be transported to a warm and sunny beach!