Coconut gems

These are really tasty little biscuits which Mary made for our camping trip this weekend. 
You'll need
225gms soft butter
140gms caster sugar
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
280 plain flour (add a pinch of salt)
100gms dessicated coconut
Strawberry jam

Preheat the oven to 190c.  Line two large baking trays with parchment or greaseproof.
Mix the sugar and butter together well, and add the egg yolk.  Sift the flour into the mix and stir, finally add the coconut and mix.

Shape into small balls. Place on the baking sheets and make an indent in each with the back of a teaspoon which you then place a blob of jam in.  
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on top.  
Leave to cool completely before eating them all, one after another and have to go to bed because you feel so ill.


1 comment:

Ciara said...

Hey Mary, these look great! We'll have to make them for our weekend away!