Whats the big deal about coconut sugar? Sharing a recipe which is the best!

Coconut sugar has been around for centuries. Yes.  I had heard about this exotic ingredient but never got a chance to taste it  (thanks to most of it being exported). But, things changed and i2cook has finally managed to source this  sugar. Yay!

Coconut sugar is created from the sap of the coconut palm tree, rather than from the actual coconut itself. Coconut sugar is 100% pure, single-ingredient product with no additives, fillers, or added sweeteners. It is the single most sustainable sweetener in the world!

Coconut Sugar

 Consumption of coconut sap sugar helps reduce and maintain weight, control and manage diabetes and also reduce your chances of getting breast cancer. It may also help lower serum cholesterol and risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease. Coconut  sugar is healthy sugar; low in the glycemic index and full of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It is definitely a better substitute of all sweeteners including agave syrup. For more detailed benefits, read here.

Coconut and palm sugar are  different. Both are natural sweeteners that come from trees: coconut sugar comes from the buds of coconut tree flowers, while palm sugar is made from the sap of sugar palm tree (also called date palm).

Coconut palm sugar is a versatile substitute for conventional cane sugar for most baking purposes. It is slightly less sweet than cane sugar but more flavorful, and in many cases the quantity of sugar can be reduced by up to 25 percent without altering the end result. If you would like to try coconut sugar in a cake, then you MUST try this recipe from “Love Food Eat”, what gorgeous pictures! It greatly enhances the taste of plain milk, Soy milk, Coconut milk, Porridge or any health drink and is suitable for children.

You will find coconut sugar not as  sweet as refined white sugars (so if using them for cakes or other desserts, you may need to add more to achieve the same level of sweetness). However, I find they have a nice caramel-like taste which is similar to molasses, but lighter. You’ll definitely enjoy the taste!

If you’re now convinced with this super nutritious  sugar. Lets get started with the “coconut sugar cookies”. These cookies are so so yummy and full of flavor that you cannot help but finish the entire jar. I must warn you that it can get you addicted ;). You can also  buy the  coconut sugar cookies from i2cook.com

coconut sugar cookie


170gms wheat flour

80gms all purpose flour

150gms butter (Govind or Amul butter)

150gms coconut sugar

1tsp (5gms) baking soda

1tsp (5gms) baking powder

1egg (room temperature)

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients flours, including the baking powder & soda together.
  2. Beat egg, sugar and butter till mixed well.
  3. Fold the wet and dry ingredients.
  4. Roll the dough into 1 ½” balls. Arrange on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake in pre-heated oven (@ 180 centigrade) until set and crinkled on top, about 8 to 10 minutes depending upon your oven settings. Keep a keen watch.
  5. Once done allow it cool on a wire rack . Store in air tight containers for about two weeks. I got 20  medium-sized  cookies.
 I love the texture and colour of these cookies. You really have to try this recipe out or buy from our store to taste awesomeness!
coconut sugar cookie 1
You might also like blackstrap molasses cookie recipe.

5 Comments on “Whats the big deal about coconut sugar? Sharing a recipe which is the best!”

  1. Thank you so much for the mention.

    I love coconut sugar and my pack is already over 🙂 I need to order a new batch from you. Tell me how to do that. Thanks

  2. I brought a pack of coconut sugar wanting to replace regular sugar intake in tea. But it gives very distinct flavor to tea. Any suggestions?

  3. […] some of those recipes was a recipe for “Coconut Sugar Cookies” that just stuck in my mind. I dreamed about the cookies and obsessed about them for a very […]

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