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Croquant de noix Coco

by | Feb 2, 2013 | cookies, Recipes

Ever buy cookies from a store that isn't local and find that they generate intense cravings? Such a thing happened when my wife returned from Paris with a bag of Bonne Maman Croquant de Coco; a sort of sable cookie with an overload of coconut that make demolishing  a bag very easy!

After finishing the bag, I scanned the the ingredient list to see if I could replicate it. This past weekend, using basic instinct, I came up with what I think is a good version. Try my adaptation for yourself. 


Croquant de noix coco

Yeild:20 cookies

60 g of grated coconut

125 g flour ( I used 100 gr. All Purpose and twenty-five in
coconut flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

60 g butter

60 g sugar (I used coconut palm sugar)

1 egg yolk

1/2-3/4 cup of milk

1 pinch of salt


Milk and grated coconut for coating.


Mix flour, baking powder, salt and butter. Add sugar,
coconut and egg stirred into milk.

Form a smooth ball



Roll the dough (I use cling film to prevent the dough from
sticking to the roller)

Form rectangles 2-3 cm long and 5-6 mm thick (or square or
any other shape)

Brush with milk and sprinkle with a brush coconut.


Bake at 350 F – 180 C degrees for 10-15 minutes (the cake
should be golden brown, they should not be firm to touch out of the oven), cool on rack.



  1. breadsong

    Hey Jeremy,
    The toasted coconut topping on these cookies looks wonderful.
    Next time I have some extra coconut milk I will try to remember these délicieux petits gateaux de Paris, and give this a go.
    Thanks for sharing / Merci!
    :^) breadsong

  2. Jeremy

    Hey Meehgen! They’re quite addictive..though I think they need a bit more tweaking, like some coconut flavoring or essence, maybe some coconut oil.
    All way’s good to see you checking us out!

  3. Cowgirl

    These look very yummy! I might give them a try today! My mom LOVES coconut too! I’ll add a bit of Coconut flavoring too…more coconut couldn’t hurt could it?
    Thanks for sharing it with us! 😉

  4. Dan "Dirty Hands" Jensen

    I’ve not had these before and we get a great range of baked goods here in montreal.
    Looking forward to trying the recipe

  5. Hannah Parrett

    Mine turned out more like a cookie (American kind). Maybe i’ll Add less milk next time! Luv these biscuits. We always pick a pack when we take a trip to France.

  6. Jonitin

    Hi Hannah,
    Sure, it’s indicated that you can do 1/2 or 3/4 on the milk…but yes, they are unique and pretty addictive! Give them another go!


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