Lebanese biscuits

Lebanese biscuits


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About this recipe: These biscuits are very good; I got this from my mother's personal recipes, originally from a Lebanese woman who was a friend of my mother's. This makes a large batch, so they're perfect for cake sales.


Serves: 80 

  • 225g butter
  • 225g margarine
  • 75g desiccated coconut
  • 330g porridge oats
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 500g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 225ml boiling water

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Set aside boiled water and cool until lukewarm. Mix butter, margarine, coconut, oats, sugar, flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt with fingers until dough reaches the consistency of shortcrust pastry. Add lukewarm water and work into dough.
  2. Form dough into 2.5cm (1 in) balls. Flatten with a fork or fancy bottomed glass for imprint.
  3. Place on greased baking trays and bake at 200 C / Gas 6 for 10 minutes.

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