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Savboro - Sri Lankan Sago Coconut Cookies
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Savboro – Sri Lankan Sago Coconut Cookies

a very crispy cookie from Sri Lanka, perfect for dunking into milk or coffee/tea
Prep Time15 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: Sri Lankan
Servings: 8


  • 1 cup sago
  • 1 cup frozen coconut defrosted (or freshly grated coconut)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Line a cookie sheet with a baking sheet or parchment paper.
  • Combine all ingredients and mix with your hands until mixture sticks together, adding 1-2 tablespoons of water if necessary. Depending on the moisture in the coconut will determine if you need the additional water.
  • Place a cookie/biscuit cutter on the baking sheet. Add a few tablespoons of the batter and using the back of a spoon, press down until tight and compact. Carefully remove the cookie/biscuit cutter.
  • Repeat until all of the batter has been used.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden, rotating tray half way through cooking.
  • Note: When you remove from oven, they will appear to be soft. As they cool, they become very crispy.
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