The Twelve Days of Cookies!
From December 1-12th I’ll post a new cookie (or holiday treat) recipe every day – inspiration for your holiday entertaining or cookie exchanges!
The recipes I’m sharing are small batch (each recipe makes 1-dozen) that are simple to prepare and that use everyday ingredients and equipment (hint, a small loaf tin and electric hand beaters are your friends for so many of these recipes!) so hopefully you’ll be able to whip up any of these on a whim.
Today’s recipe isn’t a cookie per se, rather a slice, and another childhood favourite: Chocolate Coconut Slice. For whatever reason, when I think of Christmas, coconut desserts spring to mind. I guess growing up in a country that celebrates Christmas in the middle of the summer, we try to pretend like there’s snow any way we can and coconut on desserts is a good way to do it! I don’t know….
In any case, these were not so much a favourite around the holidays but year-round. The original recipe came from the Women’s Weekly The Big Book of Beautiful Biscuits (a favourite “read” when I was younger and still today!) and I’ve adapted it slightly to simplify it (the original recipe calls for two different flours) and make a small batch because a big batch is dangerous to have around (I will eat them all).
I can also see this working with some dried fruits and nuts (dried cranberries,maybe slivered almonds) but wanted to make the first couple of batches as I remembered them!
Adapted from the Women's Weekly The Big Book of Beautiful Biscuits. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
For the slice
For the icing
Make the slice
Make the icing and frost the slice
Adapted from the Women's Weekly The Big Book of Beautiful Biscuits.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Check out the rest of the:
The Twelve Days of Cookies
Day 2: Jam Drops
Day 3: Chocolate Caramel Slice
Day 4: Melting Moments
Day 5: White Christmas
Day 6: Langues de Chat
Day 7: Chocolate Coconut Slice
Day 8: Cornflake Biscuits
Day 9: Rocky Road
Day 10: Honey Joys
Day 11: Rum Ball Truffles
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