By FloridaNative on May 21, 2011
Photo by Baby Kato
Photo by Baby Kato
"Cocadas are a typical coconut candy or cookie that is served in Mexico, Brazil and over much of Latin America. They are oven baked but are served at room temperature to obtain their chewy and soft texture. Made with egg and shredded coconut, cocadas come in a variety of colors due to the modern use of food coloring, but the traditional ones are golden brown. They are often garnished with almonds, either whole or chopped. There are hundreds of recipes for cocadas which range in texture from the typical hard, very sweet balls to those which are almost the texture of flan. Other fruit, often dried, can be added to the cocadas to create variety. Cocadas are mentioned as early as 1878 in Peru. This is a Bolivian version, from the website BoliviaWeb. In Colombia, cocadas are sold on the streets, and particularly on the beaches, by women who carry them on large aluminum trays"
Serving Size: 1 (22 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
"These little delights remind me more of macaroons than candy but they are delicious no matter what they're called. I baked mine 30 minutes on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Made for ZWT7"
"These are addictive and dangerous! Caramelized and crunchy on the bottom but chewy throughout. Right now I'm looking out of the corner of my eye at the rest of them that are on the cooling rack trying to decide how many I can get away with eating. I may add a little extra almond essence next time. Divine! Delightful! Thank you for posting! Reviewed for ZWT - 7."
"Wow, we loved the cruchy, caramelized bottoms of these cookies, this was the icing on the cookie so to speak for the both of us. I adore toasted coconut cookies and these were perfection, rich, moist, crunchy, chewy, carmalized and full of coconut. Quick and really easy to make. They taste better than the macaroons you buy at the pastry shop. I will be making these for a long time to come. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe FloridaNative. Made for ZWT7 for Witchin Kitchen."