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.
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
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Method Prep:30min › Cook:10min › Ready in:40min
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.
Form dough into 2.5cm (1 in) balls. Flatten with a fork or fancy bottomed glass for imprint.
Place on greased baking trays and bake at 200 C / Gas 6 for 10 minutes.