Lemon Coconut Biscuits

11:20 pm on 26 May 2009

(Makes about 36
Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes)


250 grams butter, softened
1½ cups sugar
grated rind of two lemons
2 eggs
1 cup self raising flour
1¼ cups flour
2 cups desiccated coconut


Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Lightly grease 1-2 baking trays or line with baking paper.

In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar and lemon rind together well, until light and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition.

Sift the flours together and add to the bowl with the coconut and mix gently.
Place large teaspoonful lots of the mixture on the prepared trays and press down with the tines of a floured fork.

Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

Transfer to a cake rack to cool. Once cold, store in an airtight container.

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