Coconut raisin cookies

Recipes

This recipe came about the other day when I was seriously craving some cookies but only had a weird selection of ingredients. Turns out they tasted great so I thought I should share… Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 120g butter, softened in the microwave
  • 150g caster sugar (golden if you have it)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 175g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 50g sultanas or raisins
  • 3 tbsp desiccated coconut

Method:

  1. Heat oven to 180C. In a medium sized mixing bowl beat the butter together with the sugar, vanilla and egg until combined.
  2. Sieve in the flour and bicarb then add the sultanas and coconut. Stir with a wooden spoon until it forms a sticky dough. Ensure that the sultanas are evenly distributed – this will tell you that the dough is well mixed.
  3. Grease and line a baking tray – you may need two depending on the size of the tray and your cookies. Divide the dough into 10 balls, rolling them in your hand before squashing on to the baking tray and pressing down slightly with a spatula or your hand. The balls should still be circular and chunky, not completely flat. Make sure each cookie has enough space as they will spread in the oven.
  4. Bake for 15 mins or until light brown and beginning to crisp at the edges. They will continue to harden as they cool and should be crispy around the edges and soft in the middle. Sprinkle with additional coconut to serve. Enjoy with a cuppa and your quarantine family (even if that is only a few house plants, you deserve it).

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