Whether you are a committed vegan, the once a year Veganuary variety, or just fancy something a bit different, these melt-in-the mouth coconut biscuits are just diviiiiiine!
You can either keep them plain, sprinkled with a dusting of icing sugar… or jam them up as cute sandwich biscuits like here, either way is delicious.
You will need:
A rolling pin
A medium (heart or any shaped) cutter
A small (heart or any shaped) cutter
One or two baking trays (depending on biscuit size)
400g non-dairy spread (such as Pure or Vitalite)
200g caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
500g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
150g desiccated coconut
4 tbsp coconut (or other non dairy) milk
Jar of jam of your choice
- Cream together the spread and sugar until light and fluffy, then add the vanilla
- Weigh and sift the flour and baking powder then gradually add to the creamed mixture
- Add the coconut
- Slowly add the non-dairy milk until you have a nice smooth dough then wrap in clingfilm and chill for an hour
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees/ GM 4
- Take dough out of the fridge
- Roll out to a thickness of about 1cm on a floured surface
- If you are doing sandwich biscuits, you will need to cut an equal amount of biscuits – how many will depend on the size and shape of the cutters you are using. The heart shaped ones I used were approximately 5cm diameter and I got 12 biscuits
- Then for the sandwich biscuits you will then need to cut a smaller shape out of the middle of HALF of the biscuits already cut
- If you are just doing normal biscuits then just cut out merrily and re-roll until the dough is done!
- Place biscuits evenly on the baking tray/s and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown
- Once cooled for the sandwich biscuits, dollop a teaspoon of jam onto the middle of the whole biscuit and place the cut out biscuit on top
- Make the icing by mixing approximately a teaspoon of water to three tablespoons of icing sugar, you want it to be runny but not too thin, add more icing sugar or water as needed
- Using a teaspoon drizzle the icing over the biscuits
These make a beautiful present, but it would be fully understandable if you wanted to keep them all to yourself!