Feeling coco-nutty

One of the joys of working from home is that you can dig around in the pantry to find something to snack on, come across a bag of coconut flakes, realize that coconut-lemon cookies would be great right about now, and then you can make them!!! And they don't require a long cookie-making break either, 'cause these sweeties come together like a breeze. They remind me of the Caribbean, which feels nice now, when summer is making a last effort outside while I'm stuck indoors in front of the computer. And the smell of coconut, lemon and butter makes for a pretty nice working environment!

Coconut-lemon cookies

makes about 25 cookies

75 g butter
2 eggs
1 dl sugar
250 g coconut flakes
1 lemon (lime works too)

Melt the butter and let it cool. Mix together the eggs and sugar. Zest and juice the lemon. Add the cooled butter, coconut flakes, lemon zest and juice to the egg-sugar mix. Let the mixture stand for about 10 minutes. Drop spoonfuls of batter onto a parchment-clad cookies sheet; use your fingers to push it together in little heaps. Bake at 150°C for about 25 minutes; they should have a light golden color. Let the cookies cool on a wire rack.


  1. I love coconut macaroons! Great idea to have lemon in them. :)

  2. I had no idea these cookies are called macaroons! Well, you learn something new every day :)