Crispy coconut squares

List of ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 170 grams of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla aroma
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 75 grams of coconut flour/flakes
  • 50 grams of crushed nuts
  • 115 grams of butter
  • 130 grams of flour

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We start of by preparing the base of our dessert. We do that by putting 130 grams of flour combined with 70 grams of sugar in a mixing bowl. Next step requires our hands to get involved. So we simply grab the butter and start mixing it together with the sugar and the flour until it gets the consistency of breadcrumbs.

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Next we grab a baking tray and cover it with parchment paper. The size of the baking try should be 33 cm * 23 cm . And  now we simply spread the mixture equally throughout the entire baking tray.

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We put the baking tray in the oven for 8-10 minutes at 175°C (347° Fahrenheit).

In the meantime we prepare the coconut layer. We do so by mixing 1 egg combined with 100 grams of sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar.

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And now we start whisking.

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After the mixture gets a texture that is similar to this one add 50 grams of crushed nuts.

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After this is mixed well we add our finaly ingredient which in my case is 75 grams of coconut flakes.

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In the end it should look like this.

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When the base has fully baked we take it out of the oven and wait a tiny bit for it to cool down. Then we start adding the upper layer to our base.

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All there is left to do is to fully bake this dessert. So once again put it in the oven at 175°C (347° Fahrenheit). However this time we want it to bake a bit longer around 12-15 minutes.

After it has fully baked take it out of the oven and let it cool down. This makes it so it is easier to cut and it is not so sticky.

After waiting a short while grab a knife and start cutting small squares.

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And this is it.

Enjoy this tasty and easy to make dessert!

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Linzer cookies

List of ingredients:

  • 80 grams of sugar
  • 200 grams of butter (Room temperature)
  • 300 grams of flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Lemon peel
  • Vanilla sugar
  • 250 grams of jam

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We start off by mixing 200 grams of butter.

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After thats mixed well we add the sugar.

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And the vanilla sugar.

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Next we add 300 grams of flour. Be carefull not to put all of it in at once or the mixer might not mix it as good as we’d like it to.

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Now we continue mixing it until it lookis a little something like this.

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Now we take it out of the mixer and start mixing it by hand and try to form some sort of a ball. We knead it until it gets a dough like texture.

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Now we jsut put it back in the mixer for a couple of turns and after it looks like this it is ready to go in the fridge. I suggest putting it in some sort of foil so it doesn’t stick to the fridge.

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Now we let it rest for about half an hour.

After 30 minutes we get our workplace ready. We do that by putting cleaning it and putting flour on it.

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Now we can continue with the next step which is to roll out the dough.

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Now we grab a cookie cutter and start making circles out of our rolled out dough.

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In some circles cut out a heart like shape so our cookies

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Now we put them in the oven that was preheated to 200°C  (392 Fahrenheit) for 8 minutes until they become golden brown color.

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Now we take a circle cookie that doesn’t have a heart cut out and spread some jam on top of it.

 

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As for the cookie with the heart cut out we just simply put some powdereded sugar on top of it.

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The last thing we have to do is to put the cookie with the heart cut out on top of the cookie without the heart cut out.

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And that’s how you make Linzer cookies.

Pro Tip: Make the cookies right after they come out of the oven so they glue to one another.