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A stack of 5 coconut shortbread cookies, a cup of coffee and another half of a cookie
Coconut Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Chilling time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins

Coconut Shortbread Cookies, a quick fix when you feel like snacking, and your sweet tooth is craving something yummy. Soft, almost melting in your mouth, buttery, full of coconut flavour, these cookies are absolutely delicious!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: International
Keyword: shortbread cookies
Servings: 8 cookies
Calories: 208 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 100 g butter, soften
  • 40 g granulated sugar
  • 50 g desiccated coconut
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter with the sugar until you get a smooth paste, then add the rest of the ingredients, and mix together to get a dough.

  2. Shape the dough into a sausage, cover in clingfilm and refrigerate for one hour until firm.

  3. Transfer to the working surface and use a sharp knife to slice the sausage into approximately 1 cm thick rounds, I got 8 cookies.

  4. Grease and flour a baking tray and trasfer the cookies onto it.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) for about 15 minutes or until the cookies are a light pale yellow colour.

  6. Leave to cool completely, then serve.

Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Coconut Shortbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 99mg4%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 340IU7%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.