Everyone loves a good coconut biscuit don't they? They're dead-easy to make, require little preparation and they take around three tiny minutes to whip up the dough. The taste? (After all that hard work!) Amazing!
I have been baking plenty of these lately. In the lead-up to Christmas there's just so many events and functions happening at every turn around our busy family. There's little time left to shop and get organised. Certainly there's no time for bigger, more involved bake-offs.
Kids enjoy eating these delicious little gems and they're also a great recipe for children to conquer in the kitchen. No hard mixing, no difficult ingredients and perfect results every time. They're capable of instilling a sense of baking pride in the very youngest of family members. Make sure you grab a kiddo or three when you make these!
I couldn't resist taking photos of these cookies in the early morning light before they were packed into waiting lunchboxes. I may have snuck one to taste too, pre-breakfast, for the smell of these is just awesome!
125 grams margarine or softened butter
125 grams of caster sugar
145 grams of plain flour
85 grams of desiccated coconut
2 teaspoons of baking powder
Half a teaspoon of vanilla essence
Line two cookie sheets with baking paper and set aside.
Pre-heat oven to 175 degrees C.
In a mixing bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder and coconut.
Make a well in the centre and add the softened margarine OR butter, egg and vanilla essence. Mix well until a creamy dough forms.
Using two teaspoons, gently roll spoonfuls of the dough and drop them onto the baking sheets, brick-wall-style, allowing space for the cookies to spread during baking. Shape them slightly for a neater cookie when baked.
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until the cookies become lightly golden and a coconut aroma is detected.
Allow biscuits to cool on the trays before transferring to a wire rack.
Store cooled biscuits in an airtight container.
Enjoy these delicious cookies at tea-times, with visiting guests, in school lunchboxes and at snack times. (They're perfect little nibbles for the breastfeeding mama too!)
Depending on the size of your cookies, expect a batch of anywhere between 18-25 biscuits from this recipe.
Have you baked coconut cookies before?
Do you have a speedy cookie recipe you bake often? What type of biscuits do you make in a hurry?
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