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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.
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”.
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
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
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)
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.
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