I’m a bigger fan of coconut cookies, than I am of chocolate cookies. Blame it on the South Indian gene in me or the fact that coconut has such a full bodied flavour that stands head and shoulders above chocolate. Okay, chocolate lovers, this is not your cue to lynch me.
I usually make these cookies by using one part desiccated coconut and one part all purpose flour. This time, I tried substituting 2/3rd of the all purpose flour with alternate flours and it worked out beautifully. The desiccated coconut and the jowar flour gives it a lightness and crumbliness. I used sugar here because I didn’t have powdered jaggery on hand. But feel free to try the same with jaggery (may be reduce the quantity a little) and do let me know how they turned out. Also, for those who keep asking me to post eggless recipes, this eggless coconut cookie recipe is for you.
If you are a coconut cookie lover, you’ll LOVE the taste of this one so much that you need a restraining order, not to finish all of them at one go. I have meticulously calculated the calories of all the ingredients used, so for the calorie counting people, it comes to 88 calories per cookie, if you follow the recipe to the T and make 20 portions out of this.
Recipe for Healthy Coconut Cookies (EGGLESS)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Baking time: less than 20 minutes
Makes 20 cookies
88 calories per cookie / 1764 calories for the whole batch