Coconut Thins! If you like crisp, caramel, coconut and sweet then these little treats are for you! These are so lovely I could eat them all at once!

Coconut Thins! If you like crisp, caramel, coconut and sweet then these little treats are for you! They're absolutely delicious and will store for up to a week if you wish to make ahead. They also make lovely gifts too! Nice easy recipe using regular ingredients

They're absolutely delicious and will store for up to a week if you wish to make ahead. They also make lovely gifts too! Nice easy recipe using regular ingredients

For this recipe, I've used our Brandy Snaps recipe and changed it around a little so I could have a coconut flavor and different shape.

These little treats are ultra-thin, crispy crunchy, and of course sweet! They're kind of a cross between a cookie and a brittle candy, and once cooked they take on a laced cookie appearance.

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So if you like coconut, caramel, and sweet things, then this is the one for you!

Coconut Thins! If you like crisp, caramel,coconut and sweet then these little sweet treats are for you! They're absolutely delicious and will store for up to a week if you wish to make ahead. They also make lovely gifts too! Nice easy recipe using regular ingredients. | Lovefoodies.com

As far as the recipe itself, it's incredibly easy to do. There are a couple of steps which you must follow carefully, so make sure you read it properly, but nevertheless, it's nice and easy and quick to make too.

These coconut thins will keep for at least a week in an airtight container, and they also make lovely gifts if you wanted to do some baking over Christmas for gift packages.

You can also be flexible with these once they're baked. For example, you could drizzle melted chocolate over them or decorate with some festive icing to make them colorful, or like here, simply leave them as they are. Whatever you decide, we hope you will enjoy them as much as we do!

Coconut Thins! If you like crisp, caramel,coconut and sweet then these little sweet treats are for you! They're absolutely delicious and will store for up to a week if you wish to make ahead. They also make lovely gifts too! Nice easy recipe using regular ingredients. | Lovefoodies.com

Prep Time

5 – 10 minutes

Cook time

10 – 15 minutes

Yield

12 - 14 pieces

Ingredients

1/4 cup or 55 g butter
1/3 cup or 55 g demerara / Light Brown sugar
2 1/2 Tablespoons golden or corn syrup
6 1/2 Tablespoons plain (AP) flour
1/2 tsp lemon juice
2 Tablespoons Shredded Coconut

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas 4. Line two baking trays with baking parchment.

2. Add butter, sugar, and syrup into a small, heavy-based pan.

Coconut Thins! Add butter and syrup to a pan

3. Heat gently until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. This will take about 10 minutes over low heat. Don’t let the mixture boil as it may crystalize.

Coconut Thins! Add butter and syrup to a pan and heat

4. Leave the mixture to cool slightly, about 2-3 minutes, then sieve in the flour. Pour in the lemon juice and stir well to mix thoroughly.

5. Drop four teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto each of the prepared baking trays to make neat circles, about 10 cm / 4 in apart then sprinkle a small amount of coconut on to each drop.

Place cookie mixture on baking sheet

6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until the mixture is well spread out, looks lacy and is a dark golden color.

Once baked, quickly remove from the oven and sprinkle a very small amount coconut over the cookies whilst they are still very hot.  

Coconut Thins! If you like crisp, caramel,coconut and sweet then these little sweet treats are for you! They're absolutely delicious and will store for up to a week if you wish to make ahead. They also make lovely gifts too! Nice easy recipe using regular ingredients. | Lovefoodies.com

Leave them on the baking tray until they firm up and then transfer to a cooling rack.

Coconut Thins! If you like crisp, caramel,coconut and sweet then these little sweet treats are for you! They're absolutely delicious and will store for up to a week if you wish to make ahead. They also make lovely gifts too! Nice easy recipe using regular ingredients. | Lovefoodies.com

When they are completely cool, they will be brittle and can break easily, so be gentle with them!

Store in an airtight container and decorate the tops to your liking if you wish to.

Coconut Thins! If you like crisp, caramel, coconut and sweet then these little treats are for you! They're absolutely delicious and will store for up to a week if you wish to make ahead. They also make lovely gifts too! Nice easy recipe using regular ingredients

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our coconut thins. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Coconut Thins! If you like crisp, caramel,coconut and sweet then these little sweet treats are for you! They're absolutely delicious and will store for up to a week if you wish to make ahead. They also make lovely gifts too! Nice easy recipe using regular ingredients. | Lovefoodies.com
 

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Coconut Thins! If you like crisp, caramel,coconut and sweet then these little sweet treats are for you! They're absolutely delicious and will store for up to a week if you wish to make ahead. They also make lovely gifts too! Nice easy recipe using regular ingredients. | Lovefoodies.com

Coconut Thins

Yield: 14
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Coconut Thins! If you like crisp, caramel, coconut and sweet then these little treats are for you! They're absolutely delicious and will store for up to a week if you wish to make ahead. They also make lovely gifts too! Nice easy recipe using regular ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup or 55 g butter
  • 1/3 cup or 55 g demerara / Light Brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons golden or corn syrup
  • 6 1/2 Tablespoons plain flour, AP
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Shredded Coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas 4. Line two baking trays with baking parchment.
  2. Add butter, sugar and syrup into a small, heavy-based pan.
  3. Heat gently until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. This will take about 10 minutes over a low heat. Don’t let the mixture boil as it may crystalise.
  4. Leave the mixture to cool slightly, about 2-3 minutes, then sieve in the flour. Pour in the lemon juice and stir well to mix thoroughly.
  5. Drop four teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto each of the prepared baking trays to make neat circles, about 10 cm / 4 in apart then sprinkle a small amount of coconut on to each drop.
  6. Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until the mixture is well spread out, looks lacey and is a dark golden colour. Once baked, quickly remove from the oven and sprinkle a very small amount coconut over the cookies. Leave them on the baking tray until they firm up and then transfer to a cooling rack.
  7. When they are completely cool, they will be brittle and can break easily, so be gentle with them! Store in an air tight container of decorate the tops to your liking if you wish to.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 14 Serving Size: 14 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g

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    Elizabeth Robert

    says:

    I used this recipe to make crispy cookie bowls. While still pretty warm gently take them off the parchment paper and place on a small inverted bowl. When cooled, remove and brush the inside with a mixture of cocoa and butter. Chill for a few minutes in the fridge and fill with fresh fruit. I made a sauce of whipped cream, vanilla and a little Jameson. Happy Father’s Day

  2. These look delish,.However I might add the coconut in the batter, also I would add cashews or pecans to the batter..After baking and cooling I would sandwiched them together with coconut frosting. Yum!!! Cindy Craig

    1. Hi Cindy, Thanks for writing in and I’m glad you like the recipe! However, please do NOT add the coconut to the batter! I tried this because I was thinking along the same lines as you. Unfortunately, when I tried it, the cookies did not work at all. They changed in texture totally, and were like lumps of chewy things on the baking tray, so they didn’t turn out thin, nor crisp and I ended up throwing them away! So you have been warned! I would suggest sticking to the recipe, and if you want to add some nuts, I would sprinkle some, finely chopped over the tops when you sprinkle the coconut before baking. Hope that helps!

      1. In your photo the coconut looks like desiccated coconut, I find sweet shredded coconut more readily available. Have you tried using this?

    1. Hi Cheryl, yes, you can use vanilla too. The lemon is used just to cut through some of the sweetness, although you don’t actually taste the lemon flavor. Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Kate, unfortunately I haven’t tried this recipe using either coconut or oat flour so I am not able to say if it works! If you try it, please do pop back and let us know so we can have your suggestion in case anyone else is curious!
      Thanks and wishing you a Happy New Year!

    1. Hi Donna, I have tried adding coconut in to the mix and it changes the consistency completely and they turn out like soft thick cookies(and were not nice at all. I threw that batch out! So I don’t advise at all! Hope that helps and Merry Christmas!

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    raeanne cardenas

    says:

    love the recipe but i did it and added 1 Tbs of flour gust to make them thinker for my tast and crunch i wonted. and pout the coconut in the mixes as will as on top so i added 1 1/2 Tbs of coconut to them

    1. Hi Becki, I haven’t tried sprinkling with oats for this recipe, the only concern I would have is that it may be extremely chewy (these are more like a brittle). If you do try with oats, because it is a small batch, you could perhaps try it on one or two to see if it would work. What you mustn’t do is add the oats into the mixture in the pan as this won’t give you the correct consistency for them to spread and get that lace effect.
      Please do let us know if you decide to experiment. We’d love your feedback on any changes!

    1. Hi Susan. Thanks! These are very delicious indeed! The amount of work is not much, just a matter of mixing ingredients in a pan then putting in the oven, just like cookies, you have to mix then bake!! You can always double the batch, or increase to any amount which suits, so hopefully you will get to try them soon!
      Thanks for writing in and wishing you a Merry Christmas!