Coconut-Peanut Biscuits

Coconut-Peanut Biscuits

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Try these delicious coconut biscuits as a change from the regular chocolate chip. This is a very old recipe from at least the 30's.

Juanita Peek

Serves: 36 

  • 250g butter
  • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
  • 1 cup (150g) packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 2 cups rice bubbles
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped salted peanuts

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:32min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease baking trays.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Sift together the flour, bicarb soda, baking powder and salt, stir into the creamed mixture. Gently stir in the oatmeal, coconut, rice bubbles and chopped peanuts, trying not to pulverize the rice bubbles.
  3. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking trays. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from baking trays to cool on wire racks.

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