Coconut Guava Cookies


By popular demand, below is the recipe for the coconut guava cookies.


  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milled flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 14 oz. cup guava paste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, flaxseed, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Beat butter and dark brown sugar; mix until creamy. Add egg and vanilla extract; mix until combined. Gradually beat in flour mixture until nearly combined. Add coconut, guava, oats, and walnuts; stir until evenly distributed.
  3. Drop rounded tablespoon of dough [with the aid of a ice-cream scoop] onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 12- 15 min until done; centers will be soft and edges very light brown.
  4. Let cookies rest 1-2 min on baking sheet before transferring to cooling rack.


This recipe makes ~36 cookies. The cookies were a little too sweet for my personal taste. I would reduce the amount of guava paste to 7 oz, and increase the amount of oats to 1 1/2 cups.