Can you replace dessicated coconut with flaked coconut in baking cookies?

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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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