Buttery Coconut and Chocolate Cookies

    45 min

    These cookies taste like chocolate shortbread, with the additional texture from desiccated coconut and cornflakes. They are simple to make and taste fantastic. Serve with a cuppa, if desired.

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    Serves: 10 

    • For the Cookies
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 175g unsalted butter, softened
    • 185g self-raising flour
    • 1 heaped tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
    • 4 tablespoons cornflakes cereal
    • For the Lemon Icing
    • 60g icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
    2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    3. Sieve together the flour and cocoa. Mix into the creamed butter. Add coconut and cornflakes to the mix and stir together.
    4. Squeeze into small balls and place onto the prepared baking tray. Flatten each ball lightly with a fork.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Let cool on a cooling rack whilst making the icing.
    6. To make the icing, mix together the cocoa, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Add a little hot water or lemon juice if required. Drizzle the cooled cookies with the icing.

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    Reviews in English (4)


    I just made these they r mild but the lemon icing realy takes it to the next level. overall its an easy recipe and the kids love them  -  04 Mar 2012  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Used different ingredients. Used olive oil margarine instead of butter.  -  03 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    These are really mild-tasting and the cornflakes give a nice crunch. Easy to make too!  -  03 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)