The Joys of Jell-O, on page 73, has a recipe for “Marzipan” that calls for “1 package (7 oz.) Baker’s Cookie Coconut”. This product doesn’t appear to exist anymore. It appears to be something different from Baker’s Angel Flake Coconut; other recipes in the book call for that ingredient, such as the Citrus Ring on page 45 that calls for “⅓ cup Baker’s Angel Flake or Premium Shred Coconut”.
A search of the Baker’s or Kraft/Heinz web site brings up no such product as “Cookie Coconut”. Various Internet searches for “Baker’s Cookie Coconut” or “What is Baker’s Cookie Coconut” bring up a lot of recipes, but no product. A search limited to archive.org brings up the February 11, 1970, Romulus Roman and a recipe for Coconut Dream Squares that…
…use Baker’s Cookie Coconut, a form of coconut developed especially for cakes and cookies.
The photograph of the squares is “Courtesy Baker’s Cookie Coconut”, and the caption includes:
The squares use a medium-cut moist cookie coconut developed especially for baking.
What is the nearest equivalent to Baker’s Cookie Coconut available today?