Christmas cookie baking number 6

December 17th   

A deviation from spices and the popular cardamom taste in cookie baking at Christmas in Norway is that of coconut.  Coconut macaroons are hugely popular and my mor mor (maternal grandmother) made them lots. A very quick make, easy to whip up in a few minutes and a great one to make with small people.  It is often a favourite of the seven bakes in Norway of the youngest family members.

The recipe my mother has given to me is this one, I hope you enjoy...

You will need:
♥  50g melted butter
♥  2 egg
♥  125g sugar
♥  300g desiccated coconut
♥  1 tbsp plain flour
♥  1/2 tsp baking powder

Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees

Melt the butter and allow it to cool

Meanwhile whisk the eggs and sugar together till they are light and fluffy. 

Stir in the desiccated coconut, flour, baking powder and cooled butter.

Using two teaspoons spoon a teaspoon of mixture onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.

Bake in the oven for approx. 8 minutes of until only ever so slightly golden.  DO NOT OVER COOK.

Cool on a wire rack and store in an air tight container.

Optional extra:  drizzle some melted chocolate over the koksomakroner.

It is essential to use baking paper with these cookies

Be careful not to over cook as it spoils the look,
these were in a minute too long

I love the tradition of baking so many
different cookies each year

  This makes it 6 out of 7 cookies to make,
we must be getting closer to Christmas  


  1. Your last photo looks beautiful. Coconut is all the rage at the moment isn't it. Thanks for sharing another yummy recipe. x

    1. You're right everywhere you look there is coconut. Luckily for me I love it!

  2. Mmh, they look delicious! We make them every year, just slightly different and I always add some dark chocolate on top. So good.

    1. Chrissy adding the chocolate totally finishes them off I agree, I just ran out of time. Would you care to share your recipe?

  3. Your home must smell incredible with all the wonderful baking scents! Lots of yummy to enjoy! xx

    1. It does Amy. The spices in most of them, tonight I've been making cookies number 7 and popped out mid way, came home and the smell was WOW

  4. One of my favorites - an old friend used to send them as gifts, but I have never made them myself. Thank you for sharing the recipe! Lovely photos. xo Karen

    1. Ooh Karen I'm so pleased. Hope you find time to give them a try. So quick and simple.

  5. Love these cookies! And, for my chocolate loving friends, a bit of chocolate takes them right over the top!

    1. Agree adding chocolate makes them more special Jean


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