Coconut snaps recipe

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  • Coconut biscuits and cookies

Given to me by old friend. Very crunchy and more-ish.

14 people made this

IngredientsServes: 10

  • 200g sugar
  • 125g self raising flour
  • 75g desiccated coconut
  • 1 egg
  • 125g butter
  • zest of one lemon

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:25min

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and zest and beat well. Add sifted flour and coconut.
  3. Roll into small balls and press on tray with fork. Bake for 15 minutes, until golden.

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Reviews in English (9)

Oh yum I make these from my mum's recipe which just added vanilla and lacked the lemon, but it had the cherries and my mum always used to give me a glacé cherry my mum called them melting moments, probably because that's how quickly they were gone!-13 Feb 2014

Thank you for this recipe iv made it a few times now, all the family like them. Iv even omitted the cocnut and made choc biscuits and cinnamon biscuits and even ginger one's with this recipe they are delish and they don't last long in my house......-03 Apr 2013

made these today, only thing was i didn't have any coconut so i added ground rice instead, they are so nice will deff make them again and can't wait to make them with coconut too, really nice biscuit, thank you roejen for this delicous recipie-24 Mar 2013

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