Coconut and walnut oat biscuits

    20 min

    These delightful chewy cookies are a little bit of heaven! This recipes makes over 6 dozen so they're perfect for food gifts or bake sales.

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    Makes: 6 1/2 dozen biscuits

    • 250g plain flour, sifted
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • Pinch of salt
    • 225g butter, softened
    • 225g brown sugar
    • 200g sugar
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 135g (1 1/2 cups) porridge oats
    • 110g walnuts, chopped
    • 75g desiccated coconut

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
    2. Sift flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl.
    3. Beat butter and sugars together until light and fluffy; add eggs and vanilla. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture. Fold in oats, walnuts and coconut. Shape mixture into 36 balls and place 2cm apart on ungreased baking tins.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 10 to 12 minutes.

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    This had the potential to be a great cookie recipe, even though the directions could have been written more clearly. Novice bakers might be confused in that the sugars were not listed together, nor does the submitter indicate what size the cookie dough should be dropped onto the cookie sheets. The main issue, however, is that these are just too sweet. In hindsight, I would cut the sugar back by a half cup, perhaps using only 1-1/2 cups total between the two sugars. I omitted the nuts and substituted chocolate chips, but that is just a taste preference and of course did not affect the sweetness of the dough itself. Loved the combination of the oatmeal and coconut (and my addition of chocolate chips) but it couldn't overcome the too-sweet dough.  -  13 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These cookies are so easy to prepare. I add 1/2 teaspoon orange extract and 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel for added flavor. Also, sprinkle with confectioners sugar when cooling. Yummy!!  -  18 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have to agree w/ another reviewer who was upset at how the directions were written. The ingredients should be listed in the order they are called for in the recipe. Someone at should really fix this. Despite the directions, the cookies themselves are fantastic. The only change I had to make was to bake the cookies for about 15 min @ 350. If I baked them according to the directions, they would have been undercooked. I got almost 5 dozen cookies from this recipe, Im not sure how they figured 36 cookies unless you make them huge.  -  15 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)