Coconut Drops & coconut cake - Kókostoppar og kókoskaka

Coconut drops
These little drop cookies are more like sweets that cookies, especially if you dip them in melted chocolate. This recipe makes about 20-25 cookies.

2 eggs
150 g sugar
225 g desiccated coconut

Whip together the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Fold in the desiccated coconut. Drop by the teaspoonful on a greased cookie sheet, and bake at 200°C until light golden brown (approx 10-12 minutes). Serve as is, or dip the bottom half of cooled cookies in melted chocolate.

Coconut cake
This cake is delicious by itself (especially when made with chocolate chips), or you can layer it with jam/jelly and decorate with whipped cream.

200 g margarine or butter
200 g sugar
2 eggs
200 g flour
180 g dessicated coconut
1 tsp baking powder
chocolate chips to taste (optional)

Beat together softened margarine and sugar, until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one by one and mix well. Mix together flour, coconut and baking powder, and chocolate chips (if using). Add to sugar-egg-margarine mixture. Dough will be very thick. Spread into 3 round cake tins and bake at 180°C, until done (coconut will take on a light golden colour).
Layer with fruit jam or preserved fruit and cream.


Anonymous said...

I recently visited Iceland and had a most wonderful time. I was lucky enough to meet the mayor and as well as coffee there were kókospppar - mmmm, delicious!
So I when I got home I found your recipe and made a batch which were very good - although not as good as the mayor's!
I made some more today and disaster! The little balls all spread into one big coconutty mass and then welded themselves to the baking tray even though they were on rice paper. Help! What did I do wrong?

Bibliophile said...

Most likely you didn't beat the eggs and sugar together for long enough.

Read this article for a full explanation of how beating eggs works in baking: http://www.joyofbaking.com/eggs.html