Koka cookies have been a star among Czech cookies for several generations. Here’s a recipe to make them at home.
If you enter the cookie section of any grocery store, you’ll probably find them there. The cookies called Koka sušenky have been there for generations. Delicious cocoa-coconut slices of heaven that just melt in your mouth. Together with the cookies Derby, Esíčka and Lucie (the latter are not in production anymore) they are some of the traditional confectionery products from the time before the Velvet Revolution that are still very popular today.
Fortunately, they are very easy to make at home and you can prepare a large batch in little time, so here is the recipe.
Before we get to the recipe, let me remind you that we have also other cookie recipes in the category Recipes.
- 240 g/8.5 oz of all purpose flour
- 200 g/7 oz of softened unsalted butter
- 100 g/3.5 oz of powder sugar
- 100 g/3.5 oz of grated coconut
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 tbsp of cacao
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Mix all the dry ingredients, then add the egg yolks and butter and knead (at the end with your hands) until you have a compact dough.
Place a sheet of baking paper on a tray, form small “loafs” and place them on the tray. The dough is quite dry and it can crumble a little so you might have to knead small pieces of the dough in your hands properly.
Flatten each loaf with a fork to give it the fork imprint.
You can place the cookies close to each other, they will not rise.
Preheat the oven on 180°C/356°F and bake for about 10 minutes. Each oven bakes a little differently so you might watch the first batch you bake to see if you need to adjust the time. Let them cool down completely and have a snack!