Sunday, February 8, 2009

Coconut Biscuits

When I saw this recipe in the Taste of Home's 2004 Quick Cooking Annual Recipes cookbook, I thought it sounded really simple yet delicious! I really like coconut and biscuits, so why not combine them! :-)

Coconut Biscuits
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup flakes coconut, toasted
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Combine milk and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in coconut. Drop by 2 tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
I had never toasted coconut before and I had no clue how I should go about doing it. I figured there couldn't be much to it. I had seen my mom do it in the past without any problems. I tried what I thought would work and without going into too much detail, if you see smoke coming from the oven, the coconut is toasted!

The biscuits turned out delicious! I love them and I probably ate way more than I should have. I only ended up with 15, so they were about 150 calories each. Rich and Blake liked them, but I couldn't get Morgan to try them. I think she thought I was baking cookies when I made them, so she was quite disappointed when she saw that they weren't.


CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

Wow, those look so yummy! I have never thought of that combo before! :)

Cascia said...

Looks yummy! Just wanted to let you know that I have an award for you over at Healthy Moms.

KittsKrafts said...

Those look really tasty! Thanks for sharing. I am going to have to try them out. =^..^=

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