Raisin and Coconut Butter Shortbread

    4 hours 50 min

    These shortbread biscuits, fill your house with the most wonderful aroma when baking. They are packed full of buttery goodness, coconut and raisins, with an additional crunch from the nuts.

    8 people made this

    Makes: 24 cookies

    • 225g unsalted butter, softened
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 280g plain flour
    • 165g desiccated coconut
    • 70g raisins
    • 25g pecans or walnuts, finely chopped (optional)

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:4hr chilling  ›  Ready in:4hr50min 

    1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the flour until well blended, then mix in coconut, raisins and pecans/walnuts (if using). Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
    2. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Grease a few baking trays or line with parchment paper. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls or logs and place them 5cm apart onto the prepared baking trays.
    3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven or until lightly browned. Remove from baking trays to cool on wire racks.

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    I baked these today and they were delicious  -  15 Oct 2016


    I made these this afternoon after making something else for Thanksgiving and having left over coconut and pecans to use. I didn't change a thing about the recipe and they turned out tasty. I think I expected a cookie that didn't flatten out though. I rolled them in balls but they ended up flat. I think maybe I'd put a little more flour in next time to help them be a little drier like shortbread. Also I did not need to grease the pans. The first pan I put in burned on the bottom because of the oil on the pan but the next 2 came out better without greasing. Also it made 36 cookies for me.  -  25 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I substituted the raisins for Choco-chips. Yum! I like them, however, they were a little crunchy for my taste!  -  18 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)