Tuesday, April 20, 2010

coconut biscuits

Afternoon tea. The best time of day. I love a nice hot cuppa....
Wait! Fresh cookies just out of the oven too? Perfect!
These little bites were easy to make and used only 5 ingredients!

Thankyou to Patricia from Technicolour Kitchen for this recipe!

Coconut Balls

1 cup (2 sticks/226g) unsalted butter, softened
¼ cup (35g) confectioner's sugar, sifted, plus more for dusting
2 cups (280g) all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups (200g) sweetened flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF; line two large baking sheets with baking paper.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter with ¼ cup confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Mix in flour and salt until they're just combined. Stir in coconut.
Roll dough into 2.5cm (1 in) balls; place 5cm (2 in) apart on prepared sheets. Bake until just starting to brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
Roll the warm cookies in confectioners' sugar; let cool completely.

Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Personal Note: I made 54 little 1 inch balls from this recipe, you could easily halve it!
As for cooking these cookies, my husband and i prefer a softer cookie to the crunchy "hard on the teeth" kind. So i found a perfect medium time was 10-12 minutes. They do brown fast after the 10 minute mark so maybe bake a test tray =) (which i have started to do, now i'm using many different recipes!)


  1. I love these type of cookies. I've never tried making coconut ones. They look delicious and easy.

  2. i had to press/roll them firmly into little balls, amd they do flatten slightly, but so easy! and crunchy =)


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