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  • Writer's pictureRosy Pereira

Goan Bolinhas/Coconut and semolina cookie

Inspired by the Portuguese, these Goan Bolinhas are the perfect Christmas cookie recipe. A must-try recipe for the festive season!


👉2tbsps Unsalted Butter

👉2tbsps Pure Ghee

👉200 grams White Granulated Sugar

👉2 Egg yolks

👉250 grams Semolina (coarse)

👉250 grams Freshly Grated Coconut

👉1/4 tsp Cardamom powder

👉1/2 tsp Salt

👉1/4 tsp Vanilla essence


👉In a mixing bowl, add butter, pure ghee and sugar.

👉Blend with a hand mixer on a medium speed till well mixed.

👉To that, add the eggs, one at a time,on a low speed till just incorporated.

👉Now add the semolina in 2 batches and with a spatula fold the semolina into the mixture.

👉Next, add the grated coconut in 2 batches and with a spatula fold the coconut into the mixture till well incorporated.

👉Add in cardamom powder,salt and vanilla essence

👉Using the cut and fold method very lightly mix everything well.

👉The mixture should look a little wet but yet thick at this stage. Cover the bowl and let it rest for 8-9 hours.

👉After 9 hrs of resting,preheat the oven 180degrees line up a parchment paper and with your hands or spoon scoop a portion and make small balls of the mixture and lay them on the tray leaving a gap of 2inches

👉For the traditional look make a design on the top with the tooth pick and bake it on 350F for 25mins.

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