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Guava Coconut Cookies Recipe

Guava Coconut Cookies are full of sweet, tropical flavor and will put a smile on your face with every bite!
Course Cookie, Dessert or snack
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut cookies, coocnut cookie recipe, cookie recipes, dessert recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 55kcal
Author Betsy Cohen

Equipment

  • Mixer (stand or hand mixer)
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • cups unsweetened coconut flakes toasted and cooled
  • 6.50 ounces guava paste cut into small pieces

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
    Guava coocnut cookies mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Add a pinch of salt to 2 egg whites. Beat on medium-high speed until soft peaks form.
    While the mixer is still on, gradually add 4 tablespoons sugar. Blend in 1 3/4 cups toasted coconut flakes.
    Remove from the mixer and fold in 6.5 ounces guava paste. The paste is sticky, so be sure to use the spatula to help break apart the pieces.
    Soft egg white peaks in a mixing bowl
  • Use a medium size cookie dough scoop (2 teaspoons) to shape the cookies.
    Bake at 350°F for 14-16 minutes, rotating the pan front to back halfway through. Cool completely on the baking sheet.
    If necessary, use a small metal spatula to help release the cookies from the parchment paper.
    Three guava coconut cookies in a stack on a white surface

Notes

  • You can toast coconut flakes on the stove or in the oven. Look for the instructions on How to Toast Coconut Flakes in the post!
  • Use unsweetened coconut flakes - not sweetened! Sweetened coconut flakes add too much sweetness to the cookies, while unsweetened balances out the flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 17.7mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg