Peanut & coconut cookies

Peanut & coconut cookies

My parents come from a small mountainous village in Pakistan and whenever our relatives from Pakistan would visit us, they would get us these giant home-made cookies called “kuckoori” and it was almost the size of a small pancake (I’m not complaining :). I was recently in Pakistan and my sister made these cookies but it wasn’t like the traditional ones I was used to, it was BETTER! What made it taste better was that she added coconut and peanuts to the cookie dough and that made a world of difference. Kuckoori (which is the plural) are quite popular in the northwestern region and they are normally a tea time snack, but they are as good with out it. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup oil
  • 3 eggs (2 eggs for the batter and one for egg wash)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts
  • Handful almonds for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pre heat oven to 180C or 350F
  2. In a bowl, whisk the sugar and oil 
  3. Add one egg at a time to the mixture and whisk until well combinedSAMSUNG CSC
  4. Next add the baking powder, salt, vanilla, shredded coconut and chopped peanuts. Mix
  5. Then mix in the flour, at this point you should have a soft but not runny dough
  6. Roll the dough into small balls and flatten the top, then place the cookies on the baking tray at least an inch apartSAMSUNG CSC
  7. Whisk one egg, dip a pastry brush in the egg and give the cookies an even coat of egg wash
  8. Place an almond on each cookie and bake for 20 minutes. Allow it to cool completelySAMSUNG CSC

Note: If the top of your cookie isn’t slightly brown, turn on the grill/broiler until your cookie turns the desired colour.

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2 Responses to “Peanut & coconut cookies”

  1. Seema

    i love these cookies. Made it twice and they were delicious. Everyone liked it especially with their chai latte 😋

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

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