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Cocadas: Coconut Cookies with Macadamia Nuts (Bolivia)

Cocadas are a Bolivian cookies made with coconut and macadamia nuts. The “dough” takes all of 5 minutes to whip up and 25 minutes to bake, and then you have an incredible, sweet, caramel-y cookie with bits of macadamia nuts to enjoy. These are a perfect gluten free option for those with gluten restrictions as well!
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Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: Bolivian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 22 cookies


  • 3 1/2 cups shredded coconut, sweetened
  • ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2/3 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Combine all ingredients into one bowl.
  • Using a cookie scoop, form the mixture into 22-24 small balls, and place on an unlined, ungreased cookie sheet with four sides.
  • Bake at 325 for about 25 minutes. Enjoy!


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