Sunday, 14 December 2008

Eat-Me Gifts - Cherry topped Coconut shortbread

Currently my partner has been struck down with this nasty cold thats doing the rounds, already had my share so hoping not to re-catch it!

On Friday night I decided to keep out of his way and spend some quality time with the kitchen, to make some early Christmas biscuits. I took my favourite whipped shortbread recipe from my Baking Book, split the base mix and now have two new favourites!

Cherry topped Coconut shortbread

Makes 9

60g Plain flour
25g Unrefined icing sugar
75g butter
2 tbsp descicated coconut
2 glace cherries, diced up

1) Pre-heat the oven to 180 / 160 fan. Beat the icing sugar and butter until creamy and light

2) Beat in the flour and coconut, roll into walnut shell sized balls, place on a lined baking sheet, place a piece of cherry in the middle and flatten using the palm of your hand. These do spread out so allow room between them

3) Bake for approx 8 minutes or until they are just colouring at the bottom, allow to cool for 5 minutes on the tray and transfer carefully to a wire rack.

These are lovely, melt in your mouth biscuits but very fragile so package carefully!

I've also entered these this month over at and where you can check out lots of other lovely looking treats this Christmas!


  1. Thankyou for sending this to my event they loook really yumm.

  2. What's the book? I love shortbread!

  3. Hi Sam

    'Baking', published by Star Fire Books (unfortunately is out of print and try as I might cannot find any copies as have several people trying to steal it off me! The ISBN is 1-84451-313-0)

    Tis an elusive but great book!

  4. Anne your shortbread looks wonderful. I hope your partner feels better soon!


  5. These would be perfect for a cookie swap.

  6. Hi, Anne I know this is years after but hoping you would see this,it's about the baking book by star fire that you mentioned that you own. I have the same and I love it. But i have a problem with the page 244. It's the toffee walnut Swiss roll recipe. Does your edition has the number of eggs?

    1. Hi! sorry I had to dig out the book - I have checked and its missing the number of eggs too :(


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