Mum’s Coconut Biscuits

Mum’s Coconut Biscuits

Margaret Beer
My mother used to make these biscuits for the church fair each year when I was a child, and they bring back a lot of memories. She lost the recipe but I think this is just about it. At least my 3 brothers assure me it is. Anyway, it has once more become the favourite with the next generation as it was with mine, and I hope you will get a lot of pleasure with it too.

*Note from Helen: due to concerns regarding the lack of flour the recipe has been retested and we were happy with the 2 tablespoons of flour that the original recipe used.  However, due to there being a few concerns we have increased it slightly without an adverse effect.
These are a popular biscuit in our house and the kids were more than happy with the recipe testing.
 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 125g butter
  • 125g sugar
  • 3 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup (35g) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 size 7 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk

Method

Preheat oven to 180 C.
Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until pale and creamy, add the egg and beat well.
Add the coconut, flour and baking powder. Add the milk and mix well.  Place teaspoon dollops on a cold greased tray (or one lined with baking paper).
Flatten a little by gently pressing with your hand or use a flour dusted fork.
Bake for approximately 15 minutes until golden.
Cool on a wire rack and then store in an airtight container.

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8 thoughts on “Mum’s Coconut Biscuits

  1. The flour ingredients was completely incorrect. Min just floated everywhere when hot and turned into a giant buiscuit. Taste was good though.
    Therefore second batch.:
    I added an extra 4 table spoons flour and made it all more of a thicker dough but not too much so it didn’t look like biscuit dough all sickness left too it. And it rose much better.
    I would leave out flattening it too as it melts and flattens itself when hot as it contains a lot of butter
    Good taste though.

    • Hi Mrs Cookie Pot, I am trying to understand what went wrong with your biscuits.
      I have just made them using the exact recipe and mine look like they do in the photo.
      It is perplexing and concerning when things don’t work for others.
      I think they could absorb another tablespoon or two of flour if people want to use it but I don’t think it is essential.
      I wonder why they floated though.
      Hmm

  2. I didnt read comment b4 baking Yes i agree flour seems to be way to little, Possibly egg too, I used a small egg and first batch just crumbled. Second batch added 4 more tbs flour and another egg. Much better.

  3. Yummy chewy coco-nutty biscuits!
    I only made a couple of minor adjustments using coconut milk and self raising flour, omitting the baking powder and added a tsp of vanilla essence. No extra flour was needed for me like previous comments have mentioned.

    Thanks Helen!