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Pineapple and coconut cookies

A recipe from the Good Food collection.

Ingredients

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  • 160 g (5⅔ oz/⅔ cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 230 g (8¼ oz/1 cup) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 95 g (3¼ oz/½ cup) glacé pineapple, finely sliced
  • 250 g (9 oz/2 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 45 g (1⅔ oz/½ cup) desiccated coconut
  • 30 g (1 oz/½ cup) shredded coconut, plus extra to garnish

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4). Line two baking trays with baking paper.

2. Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl using electric beaters until pale and fluffy, then add the egg, milk and lemon zest, beating until just combined. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, add the pineapple and stir to combine. Sift the flour into the mixture and add the baking powder and coconuts, and stir with a wooden spoon until a soft dough forms.

3. Shape tablespoons of the dough into balls and place on the prepared trays 4 cm (1½ inches) apart. Sprinkle the extra shredded coconut on the cookies and flatten slightly to make 5 cm (2 inch) rounds. Bake for 13 minutes, or until lightly golden around the edges. Cool for a few minutes on the baking trays, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough.

4. These cookies will keep, stored in an airtight container, for up to 5 days.

Main ingredient:
Pineapple
Course:
Snacks
Occasion:
Children's Party, Afternoon Tea

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