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

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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden.

Nutrition Facts

84.7 calories; 1.5 g protein; 8.6 g carbohydrates; 43.9 mg cholesterol; 60.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/06/2007
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. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
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! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
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! Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2011
pretty good--if you like coconut --which i do Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2006
this is a very very good recipe and is the bomb Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/06/2007
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. Read More
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