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20th Dec 2016

Simple, Delicious Coconut Biscuits That You Can Make Using A Hammer


  • 110g unsalted butter
  • 130g self raising flour
  • 150g grated coconut (or desiccated coconut if you’re not feeling adventurous)
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 1 egg (beaten)

These coconut biscuits are super simple and super delicious! You need only 5 ingredients and how many baking recipes require the use of a hammer? Ok, the hammer part is optional but HIGHLY recommended after a rough day at work!

Now, you CAN use desiccated coconut but I’d strongly recommend using real, grated coconut. It’s much fresher and therefore tastier – and it’s dead easy to crack the little buggers open using just a screwdriver and a hammer.

If you’ve never opened a coconut before, watch this video on YouTube – I did and found it really easy.


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160°C and get your ingredients together.

Coconut Snap Biscuits Step 1

Step 2

Put the butter in a pan.

Coconut Snap Biscuits Step 2

Step 3

Heat the butter slowly until it’s completely melted.

Coconut Snap Biscuits Step 3

Step 4

Put the self raising flour, coconut and caster sugar in a clean mixing bowl and mix well. Then add the melted butter and mix again.

Coconut Snap Biscuits Step 4

Step 5

Continue mixing until a dough starts to form.

Coconut Snap Biscuits Step 4

Step 6

Add the beaten egg and mix until everything is fully incorporated. Spoon the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper leaving space between the biscuits (the mixture will spread as it cooks).

Coconut Snap Biscuits Step 5

Step 7

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown.

Coconut Snap Biscuits Step 7

Step 8

Leave to cool, remove from the baking baking paper et viola!

Coconut Snap Biscuits 1

Check out more of Brendan’s recipes on his blog, Nothing To Eclair, his Facebook page, his Twitter or his Instagram.