These Chocolate Coconut Biscuits are light and crisp with the added decadence of rich chocolate, I absolutely love them. This is not my recipe, my mum-in-law has a dear friend that makes these amazing biscuits and she kindly gave me her recipe. She makes the best biscuits and she decorates all her biscuits beautifully, my decorating skills needs some working on but for now they pretty and edible and I guess that’s all that matters.
As you know I share a lot that I learnt from my mum-in-law and I mention her in my posts. I hear a lot of woman complaining about relationships with their in-laws, I must say that I am blessed as I share a very amicable relationship with mine.
It’s all about mutual respect, I guess any relationship is a two-way street, it takes work from both parties. Life is too short to have enemies so I try to work on relationships with my family but sometimes you know when the other side just doesn’t need you or want you in their lives so you step away.
It makes me sad that even families today have their priorities mixed up, some of us would rather make money than spend time with loved ones or they would rather be alone because being with family is an inconvenience. I miss the family unity we had growing up, the older generation did a good job of keeping families together, unfortunately it isn’t the same today. It’s sad but life goes on, if you have parents and immediate family that loves you, I suppose it’s all you need and I’m thankful I have a family.
Well I must say the Diwali baking has been a great stress reliever and therapeutic, for a while I had no time to think but just work. I told you keeping busy keeps you sane and I am so sane right now. Gosh, I do love talking.
Back to these Chocolate Coconut Biscuits, I used some medium desiccated coconut for these, they seem to make the biscuits a little light and airy. Like with any biscuit do not add all the flour at once, temperature and weather does affect the amount of flour you may need. I gently scraped the top of each one with a fork, a couple of times and then cut them with the back of an icing nozzle. When cool you can stick them together with some of your favourite good quality chocolate.
More Cookie Recipes to try:
Chocolate Coconut Biscuits
- 250 gram butter
- 8 tbsp castor sugar
- 1 cup/250ml medium dessicated coconut
- 2 cups/500ml cake wheat flour or all purpose flour
- 3 tbsp cocoa
- 150 gram chocolate to sandwich the biscuits together
- Preheat oven to 160 degrees celcius. Using a food processor cream the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the cocoa and and mix well
- Add the coconut and four . Mix together until a firm dough is formed, dough shouldn't be crumbly.
- Roll out, about 3mm thickness, scrape the top with a fork, a couple of times, cut into rounds. Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 20 minutes
- Once biscuits are cool sandwich together with chocolate
- Please add the flour, a little at a time. You may not require all of it. The dough shouldn't be too soft but should be pliable, not crumbly
- You can melt your chocolate in the microwave at 20 second intervals