Coconut Shortbread Cookies


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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 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”.

shortbread recipe

What you will need

190g unsalted butter

250g flour

40g desiccated coconut (optional)

80g sugar or less

shortbread recipe


Mix butter and sugar together till smooth and light

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

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

how to make shortbread

Preheat the oven at 190⁰

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

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

shortbread recipe

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

Enjoy and don’t forget to tag @myactivekitchen if you try any of our recipes.x


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