Okay.  I don’t often read a recipe and immediately go into the kitchen and make it – well…  not really often, anyway – but when my friend Ruth posted a recipe for Maple Coconut Cookies, that’s exactly what I did.

And an I ever glad I did!

These rock, boys and girls – and they’re totally easy to make.  Grade B maple syrup – of course – and it really does go without saying that real maple syrup should only be used.  actually, one should only have 100% real maple syrup in ones home, anyway.  All that other stuff is garbage – including that gawdawful maple-agave syrup that should be banned.

But I digress…

The cookies are rich, maple-flavored, chewy…  they have everything going for them.

I see more of these happening!

Maple Coconut Cookies

adapted from Tasty Bits & Bites

  • ½ c. butter at room temp.
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ c. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 ½ c. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 c. flaked unsweetened coconut

In a mixing bowl cream the butter and brown sugar till fluffy.   Beat in the egg, syrup and vanilla until well mixed.

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt and add to the creamed mixture.

Stir in coconut. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2” apart onto greased baking sheets.

Bake at 375°  for 12-15 min or until lightly browned.