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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Coconut Cookies Your Way (GF)




COCONUT COOKIES YOUR WAY
These lovely, flavorful, soft cookies can be custom made to your own taste.  For Christmas you could add sultanas or dried sugar free cranberries.  You can add 1/2  tsp (2 mL) coconut extract or pineapple extract or whatever you fancy. You may leave out the lemon peel. You can keep them completely plain and simply add a bit of vanilla extract or another flavor of extract that you prefer.

1/2  cup finely grated coconut, (125 mL)
  (unsweetened)
2 tbsp SPLENDA® Granular (30 mL)
1/2  cup butter, softened (125 mL)
2 tsp finely grated lemon peel (10 mL)
1 egg
Liquid sucralose to equal 1 cup (250 mL)
   SPLENDA® Granular
13/4  cups Gluten-Free Bake Mix, (425 mL)
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1/2  tsp baking soda (2 mL)
1/8  tsp salt (0.5 mL)
1/2  cup sour cream (125 mL)
1/2  cup sultanas, OR seedless raisins, OR (125 mL)
  dried sugar free cranberries

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).  Combine coconut and 2 tbsp (30 mL) SPLENDA® Granular and spread out on dinner plate. Set aside.

In food processor or in bowl with electric mixer, process butter and lemon peel.  Add egg and liquid sucralose, OR 1 cup (250 mL) SPLENDA® Granular; process. 

In medium bowl, combine Gluten-Free Bake Mix, page___, baking soda and salt.  Add to food processor alternately with sour cream.  Mix in sultanas, OR raisins, OR cranberries. Leave mixture on counter top 20 minutes. 

Roll teaspoons or heaped teaspoons of cookie batter into balls and roll in sweetened coconut.  Place on lightly greased cookie sheets.  Bake in oven 10 to 14 minutes (depending on size of cookie), or until golden brown underneath.  Keep at room temperature.

Yield:  24 or 48 cookies
1 cookie with cranberries
96.8/48.4 calories
1.9/1.0 g protein
8.6/4.3 g fat
2.3/1.3 g carbs

11 comments:

Balvinder ( Neetu) said...

love these lemony cookies raisins and coconut. I am seeing so many cookies around that its tempting me to bake some.

Jennifer said...

LOL I know what you mean!

Lizzy said...

Oh, I adore coconut!! YUM!

PS...

Lizzy said...

PS...thanks for the sweet compliment :)

Jennifer said...

You're welcome, Lizzy - all true!

Ann said...

Oh, these are delicious! I LOVE coconut cookies and your presentation is beautiful! I bet the lemon and sour cream gave them an amazing flavor!

Jennifer said...

Great flavor to this soft cookies, Ann. Thanks!

Tina said...

I really do like the blend of flavors here- I would favor the cranberries as the fruit add in-yum! They also make for a great presentation-love the pics.

Jennifer said...

Yes, me too, Tina - cranberries all the way!

sweetpeaskitchen.com said...

I love anything with coconut...especially snowball cookies. I would definitely add in the cranberries! Yummy! :)

Jennifer said...

These look a bit like Christmas snowball cookies.