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Coconut Fingers

Sweet treats made from coconut are our favourite. Add a chocolate drizzle and we're totally sold.

November 5th, 2015

From The Cookie Jar by Liz Franklin

These are easy to make and always seem to be very popular with children and adults alike anytime of the year.
  • 50 g/31/2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 125 g/2/3 cup caster/granulated sugar
  • 120 g/11/4 cups desiccated/ shredded coconut
  • a pinch of salt
  • 50 g/scant 1/2 cup plain/ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda/ baking soda
  • 50 g/11/2 oz. dark/bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • a piping/pastry bag fitted with a large nozzle/tip
  • 2 baking sheets lined with baking parchment
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) Gas 4.

  2. Beat the butter, eggs and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Add the coconut, salt, flour and bicarbonate of soda/baking soda, and stir to combine.

  3. Spoon the mixture into the piping/pastry bag and pipe finger shapes directly onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving a little space for spreading between each one.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 8–10 minutes, until golden and firm.

  5. Leave to cool on the baking sheets. Decorate with zigzags of melted chocolate across the length of the cookies and serve. Store in an airtight container or cookie jar and eat within 3 days.

Coconut Fingers
Kate Whitaker

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