I have been a bad blogger this week - I have made plenty of things that I could have posted about, and I just haven't. If there has to be a reason other than my own slackness, I blame the head cold that I have had this week, which although not particularly bad, has sapped the life out of me and made me feel at least fifty years older than I actually am. The cold is still with me, but I am hoping that the blessed intervention of the weekend (albeit a cold and wet one) will give me sufficient opportunity to recuperate and feel more like myself again.
The wild weather outside has given me the perfect excuse to sit in front of my computer and post about the lovely Kiwi cookies that I made earlier this week called Coconut Whispers. They are from my latest gorgeous baking book, Ladies, a Plate, by New Zealand author Alexa Johnston. These lovely, golden cookies are a cinch to make, light as a feather and very moorish.
To make them, you will need:
55g butter, softened
115g white sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
150g dessicated coconut
Cream the butter and sugar using an electric mixer. Mix in the egg and the vanilla. Using a spoon, stir through the coconut.
Place teaspoonfuls of dough onto trays lined with baking paper, leaving space for spreading, and flatten slightly with a wet fork. Bake in a pre-heated 160 degree oven for 25 minutes or until golden, and cool the biscuits on the paper on a wire rack.
These biscuits are the perfect tea-time treat, being sweet but not overly so, and are so light that they won't spoil your dinner. They're just lovely.