Coconut and Orange cookies

Delicious coconut cookies with a subtle citrus twist.

Makes 30


240 grams / 8oz butter
150 grams / 5 oz sugar
1 egg yolk
300 grams /10 oz plain flour
120 grams / 4oz desiccated coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest.


1. Preheat the oven to 190 º C / 375 º F.

2. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.

3. Cream the butter and sugar till light and creamy, add the egg yolk, orange juice and the orange zest , vanilla and mix well.

4. Sieve the flour; add the salt and add the desiccated coconut. Mix well.

5. Gently fold in the dry ingredients into the wet ones to form a dough. Cover and leave for 30 minutes.

6. After 30 minutes divide the dough into walnut size pieces and roll in to balls. Place them on parchment paper, well spaced out, to allow for the cookies to expand during baking.

7. Using a fork flatten out the cookies slightly.

8. Bake for 10 -15 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to a cooling rack.

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About Nayna Kanabar

Nayna Kanabar is a working professional who has a passion for cooking, an interest in food styling, fruit and vegetable carving, innovative cookery and photography. Having a strong belief in healthy eating and home cooking, Nayna spends much of her spare time in the kitchen preparing and experimenting with wholesome healthy ingredients creating fusion and continental dishes giving them an Indian touch. She also enjoys cooking old family favourites but adapting the recipes and cooking techniques for healthier options to incorporate them into today’s lifestyle whilst taking care not to lose the authenticity of the dish. Click here for her food blog. Follow Nayna on Twitter @SIMPLYF00D
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