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3 Ingredient Coconut Cookies (Vegan)

3.57 from 142 votes
Easy 3 ingredient Vegan cookies?? it's true!! and they are SO good.....

Hi Bold Bakers!

Hi Bold Bakers,

My recipe for 3 Ingredient Coconut Cookies is a double hit of coconut, made of just shredded coconut, a little sugar and coconut milk.

Coconut is one of my all time favorite things to bake with. Rich and creamy, while still being light and nutty, what’s not to love?  Since you Bold Bakers love coconut just as much as I do, I know that you will enjoy a recipe that make this ingredient the star.

 

What do 3 Ingredient Coconut Cookies taste like?

While my recipe for 3 Ingredient Coconut Cookies is as easy as 1,2,3 the flavor is complex, nutty and sweet. Similar to a macaroon, but with a little more crunch, these cookies are nothing short of addictive!

What’s the difference between 3 Ingredient Coconut Cookies and a macaroon?

Besides the taste, the best thing about this recipe is how truly foolproof it is. While macaroons require you to beat egg whites then add them to the other ingredients, these 3 Ingredient Coconut Cookies are super simple, mixed in a large bowl. All you have to do is scoop them and bake. While baking these coconut cookies get crisp around they edges, but stay soft and sticky in the middle.

Are 3 Ingredient Coconut Cookies good for you?

My 3 Ingredient Coconut Cookies are vegan, flourless, egg free and have no added oils making them pretty much magic! The coconut is loaded with healthy fats and extra fiber that keep you feeling full and satisfied.

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How to store 3 Ingredient Coconut Cookies?

These coconut cookies can be covered and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. These also freeze really well. To enjoy from frozen just thaw at room temperature. They will retain their macaroon like chew!

For more 3 ingredient cookie recipes, check out my 3 Ingredient Shortbread Cookies and 3 Ingredient Chocolate Banana Cookies! Enjoy!

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3 Ingredient Coconut Cookies (Vegan)

3.57 from 142 votes
3 Ingredient Coconut Cookies make coconut the star of the show with my simple gluten-free and vegan recipe that is healthy, wholesome and delicious!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
3 Ingredient Coconut Cookies make coconut the star of the show with my simple gluten-free and vegan recipe that is healthy, wholesome and delicious!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (6oz/180g) shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (2floz/60ml) coconut milk

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350F (180oC) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl combine the shredded coconut, sugar and coconut milk.
  • Using a spatula mix until the shredded coconut is fully coated and the mixture comes together into a sticky wet batter.
  • Using a tablespoon scoop the coconut mixture into your hands and form into a ball. Place the coconut balls onto your baking tray about 1 inch apart. Gently press each cookie down to form a small round as they do not spread when baking.
  • Bake the coconut cookies for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  • Allow to cool on they baking tray for about 10 minutes before carefully transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Once cool you can store these cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
3 Ingredient Coconut Cookies (Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 56 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 4mg0%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Janet Chan
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Janet Chan
2 days ago

Hi Gemma,

Can I use fresh shredded coconut?

Cowgirl
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Cowgirl
8 days ago

Thank u love this

Daniela Martins
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Daniela Martins
12 days ago

Hi Gemma!
I would love to try these, but my oven isn’t working at the moment.
Do you think this would be suitable for microwave?
Thanks!

Anne-Marie
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Anne-Marie
25 days ago

Hi Gemma
Would these be suitable to dip in chocolate like your coconut macaroon recipe that uses condensed milk? Or are these too delicate for that? Thanks in anticipation

Alicia Hackerson
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Alicia Hackerson
1 month ago

I have not tried these cookies yet. Why do they last so short and in the fridge?

Sharon
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Sharon
1 month ago

Need help, I made the 3 ingredient coconut cookies and I didn’t have coconut milk so I used regular 1 % milk, The coconut would not absorb the milk and when I baked them they would NOT stay together, they just fell apart. The still tasted good but I cannot give them to anybody like that. Was it because I didn’t use coconut milk or what did I do wrong. I love your recipes and have tried lots of them with o problems but this one has got me stumped.

MaliusiMamusia
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MaliusiMamusia
2 months ago

The taste was nice but, as other commenters, I had to use much more coconut milk than the recipe called for to achieve similar texture to the batter in the video. Once the cookies were baked they very easily fell apart.
I wonder if it would be possible to use something else for extra binding… honey instead of sugar? But that might burn too quickly. Maybe some coconut oil? Flax egg?

Thank you anyway, as we have enjoyed many recipes and tutorials off of your site, Gemma.

Merushk
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Merushk
3 months ago

Hi Gemma,

Will this recipe work with fine desiccated coconut? I can’t seem to easily find “normal” desiccated coconut in my country. Thanks! ????

Komala
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Komala
4 months ago

These cookies did not turn as expected. They were just like toasted coconut.

Komala
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Komala
4 months ago

Hi,

Can you please let me know if I should use fresh coconut or dessicated coconut for this recipe. From where I am, I get fresh coconut very easily.

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