Cocos From Brazil

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    1 inch cookies
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Mrs. Witty's Monster Cookies

By Helen Witty

Published 1983

  • About

In Brazil they’ve got an awful lot of coconut as well as the coffee in the song, and they like to make quick-as-a-flash cookies from the shredded flesh plus sweetened condensed milk. Cocos are ready to eat in a very few minutes—they’re even good warm from the oven—but they keep their toothsomeness for weeks if stored in a cool place.


  • -ounce can (1⅓ cups) flaked coconut
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons sweetened condensed (not evaporated) <


  1. preheat the oven to 325°F, with an oven rack in the center position. Grease a baking sheet lightly.
  2. Spread the coconut on a chopping surface and chop it briefly with a few strokes of a big knife or a cleaver, just enough to reduce the particles to abou