The only time in preparing these biscuits is rolling the dough into balls and then rolling the balls in coconut. I rather enjoyed this process – it gets quite repetitious and zen. Because I am hopeless in uniformity I made a ball that pleased me then weighed it to ensure that all subsequent balls were the same size. This may sound a bit extreme but I can assure you that, if I didn’t do this, the balls towards the end of the process would be double the size of those at the start – I can’t help myself. Don’t they look pretty?
The biscuits have the soft, crumbly texture of a Viennese biscuit and would be lovely left as singles; however, if you do this I recommend adding some flavour to the biscuit be it vanilla or coconut extract.
150g plain flour
50g icing sugar
100g desiccated coconut
Optional: a couple of drops of coconut extract