Coconut Biscuits with Gumdrops

    Coconut Biscuits with Gumdrops

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    Coconut Biscuits with Gumdrops

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    30min


    37 people made this

    Coconut biscuits are jazzed up with the addition of crunchy pecans and chewy sweet gumdrops. A perfect blend of flavours and textures.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 60 biscuits

    • 250g margarine
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup shredded coconut
    • 2 cups rolled oats
    • 1 cup pecans, diced
    • 1 cup gumdrops, roughly diced

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. Grease baking trays.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla.
    3. Combine the flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Stir in the coconut, rolled oats, pecans and gumdrops.
    4. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Place the biscuits 5cm apart on the baking trays. Gently flatten biscuits using a fork dipped in flour.
    5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow biscuits to cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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    37

    Great cookie! When cutting up your gumdrops, place them in a bowl and cover with sugar. Then use a pair of scissors to snip them in half. The sugar will stick to the new edge and will keep the drops nice and seperated. Then just strain out the sugar and you are left with perfectly sized gumdrops. Enjoy!  -  21 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    19

    These were very tasty... I added more gumdrops than 1 cup, and make sure to get the really spicy ones to give this cookie more kick! I used butter rather than shortening and it worked well. Also, make sure to toast the pecans before adding them in, since that really brings out their flavor. Finally, I'd recommend pre-mixing the nuts, gumpdrops, oatmeal and coconut together before adding these ingredients into the dough... otherwise you have to stir the dough too much in the end and the cookies aren't quite as tender. Tasty cookies!  -  18 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    16

    I loved these cookies. I omit the pecans (just b/c I do not like them). Use baking gums in the cookies, they come in just red,green,orange and yellow. These gumdromps are small so all you have to do is snip them in two with a pair of scissors~very quick! I used margarine instead of shortening and the cookies came out fine. Also I flatten them slightly with a spatula just as they come out of the oven, while still on the bakingn sheet, I find this makes them chewier (is that even a word?)then I remove them to cool as directed. Exactly as I remember from childhood~thanks for sharing an excellent recipe.  -  07 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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