Yesterday my sweet little helpers and I had the pleasure of spending the entire afternoon in the kitchen. Not only did we manage to make one gigantic mess but we stirred together these gorgeously golden raspberry and coconut cookies.
And I have to say these cookies are absolutely delicious. Chockfull of nutritional oats, shredded coconut and wholewheat flour and sweetened with a mix of rapadura sugar and maple syrup these little babies are not only delicious but a great little treat to pop into the lunch box. The original recipe called for 1 cup of rapadura (or coconut sugar) I cut this amount in half and only added a half cup of sugar to the dough but on tasting the cookies I think the sugar could be cut down further, so if you’re that way inclined please feel free to do so. 1/3 cup or even 1/4 cup of sugar would suffice. Also if your unable to find rapadura or coconut sugar, brown sugar can be used too.
Thankfully these cookies only take 10 or so minutes to bake to gorgeous goldenness, because as they bake the most gorgeous aromas of coconut, maple syrup and caramelised raspberries waft from the oven and certainly get tummies rumbling.
In terms of baby led weaning, the texture of these cookies makes them perfect for blw beginners as they are soft enough to nibble on with ease yet firm enough to withstand tight little grips. Mr H. smashed his way through one of the cookies, along side a fresh strawberry for afternoon tea.
Although I haven’t tested it myself I also imagine these cookies would freeze and thaw beautifully. So if you do go ahead and bake a batch please feel free to wrap the leftover cookies, pop into a freezer safe container and stash in the deep freeze for up to three months.
To create your own batch of raspberry coconut cookies simply…