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Coconut Cookies

Coconut Cookies

 Prep.Time: 15 mins
 Cook.Time: 10-15 min
 Difficulty: Easy
 20-25 Cookies


 Mixing Bowl
 Baking Tray
 Shallow Dish
 Wooden Spoon
 Baking Paper


 150g/5oz Self Raising Flour 
 65g/2½oz Butter or Spread
 75g/3oz Caster Sugar
 65g/2½oz Lard/Vegetable Fat
 1 Small Egg
 Packet Chocolate Buttons
 Desiccated Coconut
 1tsp Vanilla Extract


Pre-heat the oven to 180°c / 350°f / Gas Mark 4.
Cover the baking tray with baking paper.
In the mixing bowl, cream together the butter, lard and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the egg and vanilla and beat well.
Stir in the flour, ensuring that mixture is smooth but stiff.
Pour some desiccated coconut into the shallow dish.
Roll the biscuit mixture into balls approximately 1¼"/3cm.
Toss balls in desiccated coconut and coat well.
Place on baking paper and press gently on top to flatten slightly.
Press a chocolate button into the top of each.
Bake in the centre of the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
Store in an airtight container.

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