Coconut Biscuits with Gumdrops

    Coconut Biscuits with Gumdrops

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

    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

    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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