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Shuku Shuku Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Shuku Shuku

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"A Nigerian desert that is a favorite with children of all ages."

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Original recipe makes 14 cookies Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    35 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the coconut, sugar and egg yolks to form a stiff dough. Squeeze into 1 inch balls, and roll each ball in flour to coat. Place on a baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 26, 2009

This is actually really good. I didn't have unsweetened cocunut flakes, so i used the sweetened flakes. I thought the sweetness was perfect! There is a review that says you need to add the flour to the ingredients. Do Not Do That! (I did the first time) I checked various other recipes for Shuku Shuku and the flour is only to coat the ball of "dough". I will be making this again!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 06, 2007

Maybe I'll give these another chance someday, as I must have screwed up this recipe somehow, as we did not care for them at all. So many great reviews, it was a big disappointment.

 

14 Ratings

Feb 11, 2008

Well, I think you should add the flour to the ingredients! When I was making this and read over the instructions, it didn't say to add the flour. All it said was to roll it in flour. When I mixed the egg yolks, sugar, and coconut, I KNEW it wouldn't hold a shape, so I decided the flour has to be added to the mixture. I thought the cookie tasted okay, not great...pretty dry, but it was alright. And the kids I made it for liked it, so it seemed to be a hit with them. I rolled the cookies in powdered sugar after they were baked and cooled some. By the way, if anyone is looking for unsweetened coconut & superfine sugar, Kroger sells their own brand of both.

 
Jun 28, 2011

Only 4 ingredients. Simple to make. I don't have kids, but if I did I would have them make this recipe to introduce them to baking desserts. You can use sweetened coconut flakes if you like your cookies on the sweet side. I use the unsweetened because I don't like overly sweet desserts. I use brown sugar, but any finely ground sugar would work. I have also been experimenting with different flours. Some people have said on here that their cookies come out dry and this is a direct result of adding the flour to the batter when you should just ROLL them in the flour before placing them on the cookie sheet. When you do this your cookies will be moist and tasty with a powdery outside. So far, I have tried all-purpose, oatmeal flour, a gluten-free flour, and wheat flour all with good results. Again - don't add the flour to the batter!

 
Nov 05, 2009

Made this for staff meeting this morning and they chose these over the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts - go figure!! I did use the sweetened coconut. I also just rolled them in the flour, so they wouldn't be too dry....turned out perfect.

 
Mar 25, 2007

This was absolutely delicious and soooo easy to make!!! Everybody at the dinner party I went to loved it and I ate like 5 ::gasp:: because they were sooo good. My husband said he didn't like coconut and still loved these cookies! Way better than macaroons!

 
Dec 12, 2011

I made this for an "African" themed event, there are easy to make and everyone loved them! My husband has already asked for me to make them again!

 
Apr 07, 2011

pretty good--if you like coconut --which i do

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 85 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 61 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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