Carob Coconut Cookies (Bolachas de Alfarroba e Coco)

Coconut Carob cookies, known as Bolachas de Alfarroba e Coco, are a delicious Brazilian style dessert that combine the wonderful Brazilian flavors of coconut and carob. Carob is a very healthy alternative to cocoa powder that has a unique sweetness and texture and numerous health benefits. It is a very typical ingredient of South American and Mediterranean countries as an alternative to cocoa. These carob coconut cookies have a nice brown coloring and delicious smooth flavor and texture.

*Makes 6-7 Cookies*
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons shredded coconut
3 tablespoons carob powder (If you have trouble finding carob powder locally, you can buy some here on Amazon)

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit and prepare a greased baking tray.
2) In a mixing bowl stir together the butter, sugar, carob powder and cinnamon until well combined, then add in the flour and coconut and really mix this well until it comes together into a stiff dough.
3) Roll the dough into cookie sized shapes and place on the baking tray.
4) Bake for 25-30 minutes.
5) Once done, take out of the oven, let them cool for 10 minutes. Serve.

2 Comments

  1. victoria Ronnie

    Is there another substance that could be used in place of carob powder? I know it’s a completely ridiculous question, I just have no idea where to find it. and of course a day before I am having to make a Brazilian desert for my Spanish class.

    • Pbicudo1

      Although the carob flavor is pretty unique and hard to replicate you could always use cocoa powder as a substitute.

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