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an image of a red plate filled with Moroccan Coconut Biscuits and dusted with icing sugar

Moroccan Coconut Biscuits

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 25 depending on size 1x
  • Category: Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies and Tarts
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Moroccan


What these rustic-looking biscuits lack in appearance they definitely make up for in taste. I used ghee instead of oil and this could have had an impact on the shape, but they are delish!!!!!!!


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups dried unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup semolina
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. vegetable or coconut oil
  • 1 large egg
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
  • Orange blossom water (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C) and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the coconut, semolina, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the egg with the icing sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the lemon zest and the oil.
  5. Mix until well combined, and then gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
  6. Cover the dough and let it rest for about 20 minutes.
  7. Wet your hands with some water or orange blossom water and roll the dough into small balls, dip one side in icing sugar, flatten slightly in your palm, and place on the prepared baking sheet, about 3 inches apart.
  8. Repeat the process until all the dough has been shaped.
  9. Bake for no more than 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven.
  10. These cookies are so soft when hot, so you need to let them cool down on the baking sheet.
  11. When cookies are at room temperature, dust them with icing sugar and transfer them to a plate


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 57
  • Sugar: 2.6 g
  • Sodium: 23.1 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.4 mg
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