Baking, Something sweet

Melting moments with coconut, cashews & chocolate

I remember making / eating a plain version of these as a child and loved the way they melted in your mouth. These are a little more grown up but I am sure kids would love them too.

So what do you need?

  • 200g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 70g icing sugar
  • 200g plain (all purpose) flour
  • 70g corn flour
  • 1tsp. baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 100g grated coconut flesh
  • 80g cashew nuts
  • 80g plain chocolate
  • a little cream or milk

So what do you do?

Start by pre-heating your oven to 175 degrees C / 350 F. The in a bowl or a blender mix the butter and sugar together until soft and then add a pinch of salt. Then sift the flours and the baking powder and add them to the butter mixture and mix them in. Next add the cococount and about half of the cashews, saving about 30 cashew halves to put on the top of the cookies. Mix everything together then put a heaped tsp of mixture on a baking tray, covered with baking parchment, squash it down a bit and form it into a round with the back of a fork. Keeping doing this leaving a little space between each one. You should be able to make about 30 or so buiscuits. If you like large biscuits use a dessert spoonful for each. Then put half a cashew on top of each and put them in the oven for 15 mins until they just start to go golden brown in parts. Put them on a wire rack to cool. Then melt about 80g of plain chocolate and add about 3tbsp of milk or cream to make it runny then drizzle this over the buiscuits. If you can’t be bothered with the chocolate just dust them with some icing sugar instead. Yummy!


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