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Coconut Shortbread Cookies


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Coconut shortbread cookies made from scratch, you would be surprised how easy these shortbread cookies come together. They are buttery, delicious and the coconut flavours make it taste like a million-dollar. They make a perfect treat for days you want to treat yourself to homemade cookies. how to make shortbread in nigeria

Do you know making your own all buttered shortbread or maybe shortbread cookies can be done in less than 20 minutes plus 30 minutes resting time? It is easy and fun too. I made these coconut shortbread cookies with my little one. Though she doesn’t really like biscuits or cookies, she approved this and kept saying “mummy can you smell that? Yummy”.stack of freshly baked coconut shortbread cookies.


190g unsalted butter (Use good quality butter)

250g all-purpose flour

40g desiccated coconut (optional but highly recommended, there wouldn’t be coconut shortbread without the coconut)

80g sugar or less

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How to make coconut shortbread cookies

Mix butter and sugar together till smooth and light

Add flour and desiccated coconut to the butter-sugar mixture, and mix together to form a dough

Cover the dough with a kitchen towel or wrap in a cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes

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Preheat the oven at 180⁰C/356°F

Bring out the dough from the fridge and place on a flat worktop, roll using a rolling pin till the dough is about your desired thickness.

Cut into desired shapes using a cutter or simply cut into finger shapes for the original feel (sprinkle with sugar if you desire)

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freshly baked coconut shortbread cookies.

Place the coconut shortbread cookie dough on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, set aside and allow to cool.

Other delicious treats you should try

Nutty Oatmeal Cookies

Easy Vanilla Sponge Cake

Banana and Coconut Loaf

Baked Flour Tortilla Chips


stack of freshly baked coconut shortbread cookies.

If you made this easy coconut shortbread recipe, don’t forget to leave me feedback. Tag me @myactivekitchen on Instagram and save away to your Pinterest.


Ajoke x


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