A soft and dense chewy coconut cookie filled with a decadent salted caramel sauce.
I don’t know that I would think of salted caramel and coconut as a pair, but in this cookie they are pretty amazing! The cookies themselves are dense and chewy, with a rich coconut flavor. Then there is the caramel sauce – a rich bite of salted caramel goodness with every bite!
Don’t you want to go and make them right now? I realize that posting a cookie recipe on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day may seem like a silly idea. But hey, people like cookies after Christmas too, right? Especially healthy, low carb and sugar free ones!
My husband is my first taste tester, and if it gets a thumbs up from him, I know it is a winner. It’s not that he is a picky eater, but he often prefers the carby, sugar-laden treats instead. (But yes, he is doing the Trim Healthy Mama Plan with me!) I had made these cookies in the morning while he was away and they were sitting on the counter in the kitchen. Later in the afternoon I hear “Oh Wow!” from the kitchen. He was tasting the cookies!
My kids even got in on this recipe. It is easy for them to roll the cookie dough balls in the coconut and place them on the baking tray. (By the way, these cookies passed the test for both my 7 and 9 year olds!)
Bottom line is this: you need to make these cookies! And maybe I’ve changed my mind about caramel and coconut – they go together quite perfectly!
This recipe was adapted from this original Coconut Thumbprint Cookies with Salted Caramel Recipe.
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