Great for tea time!
Coconut Honey Biscuits
Preparation time: 15 minutes; Baking time: 10-12 minutes; Makes: 35-40 cookies
- 225g (8oz, 2 cups minus 2 tbsp) all purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened desiccated coconut
- 125g (8½ tbsp, ½ cup + 1 tbsp, 4.5oz) butter, softened
- 110g (½ cup + 1 tbsp) sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut extra for rolling the cookies before baking
- Preheat the oven to 375ºF (190ºC) convection setting or 400ºF (200ºC), regular setting. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment. Sift the flour and baking powder. Stir in the coconut. Set aside.
- Beat the butter, sugar, egg and honey until smooth.
- Using the lowest speed gradually add the set aside flour. (scrape the sides of the bowl a few times). It will form a soft dough.
- Roll rounded tablespoons of the dough into balls and then roll the balls in the extra coconut. Place the balls 4 cm (1½-inch) apart on prepared cookie sheets and flatten slightly. Bake 10-15 minutes or until light golden.
- For cup measures: spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need. I use a 240ml American cup.
Points to Note
- Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven. I baked the cookies at 375ºF (190ºC), convection setting for 10 minutes.
- The soft dough weighs 550g and I made 36 cookies of 15g (½ oz) each. They are crunchy on outside, softish in the middle and sweet.
- Last updated: 30th October 2021
Is it required that i use desiccated coconut or can i use sweetened coconut from the bag?
Sorry I haven’t been on my blog for a while. I normally use unsweetened desiccated coconut. You can use the sweetened, but the biscuits might brown too quickly because of the sugar. Just try and let me know the outcome. Best wishes!
These look amazing ❤
Thank you. It has been a long time. I hope you are enjoying the holiday season.
What a wonderful recipe. I love coconut cookies a lot.
Thank you. Let me know if you make them.
Pleasant weekend and stay safe!
I like coconut in my food, but not in the raw form. Do you think these biscuits would work if I just added coconut in the liquid form?
Yes you could add 2-3 tablespoons of the thick coconut cream that settles on top of the coconut milk and beat it together with the butter, sugar, egg and honey. You may also need to add 1-2 tbsp more of flour. I hope it works for you. Just experiment and let me know how it goes!
Happy Baking and stay safe….
These look amazing Liz! Great post as always 🙂
Thank you, Bernadine.
I will try this. My kid loves cookies and biscuits. Thank you so very much.
Oh great. Please give me a feedback when you do!
Love coconut look very tasty!
I am drooling already 😋😋
Do visit my space too ☺️
Thanks. You have a great blog!
Welcome back Liz! Honey and coconut is such a great combination 🙂
Yeah I have been away studying. Will be graduating in November!!! Enjoy your weekend!
Liz, I’m plamnning to give your biscuits a go tomorrow, so, one more question please. Ingredients say one egg, the instructions say egg yolk.
Thank you for noticing the error. I have corrected. Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
What if I use self raising flour?
You can use self raising.
35 – 40 cookies (biscuits🤭) in 12 minutes. I like short and sweet. Just my kind of recipe.
Good to see you back Liz
Thank you, Gary. I hope you are fine and staying safe!
I am, thaks, Liz 😃
Ooooo they look very tasty!
Love coconut cookies, and the addition of honey only makes it better. 🙂
I know. How is life? I hope you are holding in there. Stay safe…pleasant weekend!
No doubt these are difficult times for all. Doing all that’s possible to stay safe and hoping for the best. Hope things will improve soon. Take care and have a lovely weekend. Ronit 🙂
Thank you. You toot=!
They look so yummy and goes well with evening tea Liz!
Thank you! they are so good!