Can you replace dessicated coconut with flaked coconut in baking cookies?
Yes, you definitely can. In fact, that 'flaked coconut' could very well be dessicated--'flaked' refers to the shape of the product while 'dessicated' describes the type of coconut product it is. It's much like comparing 'mini chocolate chips' to 'bittersweet chocolate'--one is a measurement of size and shape, and one is a type of chocolate product.
While you can definitely use either one, there are two considerations for...
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