Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Coconut Cocadas

Cocadas are sweet coconut cookies - a South American variation on a coconut macaroon. Cocadas are typically molded into a dome shape, and vary from bite size to quite large.


Dry Ingredients
1)Sweetened coconut flakes - 3 1/2 cups
2)Corn starch - 2 1/2 tbsp
3)Pinch of salt

Wet Ingredients
1)Condensed milk - 3 1/4 cup
2)Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
3)Almond extract - 1/2 tsp


1)Preheat the oven to 400 F.
2)Mix in all the dry ingredients initially,then mix the wet ingredients to it nicely with a laddle.
3)In a tray spread some flour or keep parchement paper and place the mix in small scoops.
3)Bake for about 15-20 minutes.
4)Serve your yummy cocadas with icecream,fruit or dip cocadas into melted chocolate to coat the bottoms of the cookies, then return them to the baking sheet. Chill until chocolate is set or as a delicious dessert by itself.


1)Leave about 1/2 inch gaps between each scoops while placing in the tray before baking.
2)Once done take the Cocadas from the tray and leave it in another tray for 5 minutes to harden.
3)Do not substitute condensed milk for sugar,it will melt while baking.
4)Please keep a watch after 15 minutes to see if the Cocadas are done.
5)Almond extract is optional,but it gives a nice extra punch to the Cocadas.
6)You can use a spoon or spatula to scoop the mix,just dip in water lightly before doing this.It will not stick to the spoon.
7)Store Cocadas in air tight containers.

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  1. Simply scrumptious, yumm yumm. Thank you for linking with Any one can cook.

  2. Woww coconut cocadas looks soo cute and beautiful..

  3. superb dear..these cute cocadas looks delicious


  4. Coconut cacadas look chewinh on those coconut flakes..Yummy...

    Pushpa @

  5. I know my hubby will surely like it..they look scrumptious n so cute..the last pic is beautiful!

    US Masala

  6. super dear... i love this very much.....enjoy

  7. Annu,
    Coconut Whatever! Amma Loves this.. Will do this next week. I am going to get a PHD in this B4 Mom is here.
    Luv Anna.

  8. Very nice... coconut naankhatai is traditional in the north of India and this looks even better.