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COCONUT AND CHERRY BISCUITS


COCONUT AND CHERRY BISCUITS
750 ml (3 cups) self-raising flour
750 ml (3 cups) fine desiccated coconut
500 ml (2 cups) sugar
250 g margarine or butter, softened
3 large eggs
60 ml (¼ cup) milk
5 ml (1 teaspoon) vanilla essence
Glacé cherries, halved

Preheat the oven to 180°C and lightly grease a baking tray.
Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Add the margarine or butter, eggs, milk and vanilla essence.
Mix all the ingredients until a soft dough is formed.
Roll the dough into tiny balls and place them on the greased baking tray.
Slightly flatten them with a fork and decorate with the glacé cherries.
Bake for about 10 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown.
Set aside on the baking tray for 5 minutes to cool.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Serve with a warm cuppa of your choice.
Recipe and Photo: Mauricia Jordaan