This coconut cookie recipe from Andy Waters is a fun and simple biscuit to prepare from pantry essentials you may already have in your cupboard, such as rolled oats and desiccated coconut. Make these cookies as a sweet snack for yourself or as a great lunchbox treat for kids to enjoy.

Preheat the oven to 175°C/gas mark 4
Line a baking tray with baking parchment
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, coconut and oats, blending well
Room for a little one
Messy, floury hands should be the sign of a job well-done. Just make sure their hands are washed before getting stuck into the mix
In a small pan, melt the butter and golden syrup over a low heat
In a small bowl, dissolve the bicarbonate soda in the 2 tbsp of boiling water. Combine with the golden syrup and butter
Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, pour in the warm golden syrup mixture, mixing well to form a dough
Back to school
Making dough in this way is a great skill for children to learn. Teach them to make a well in the centre and explain that this will ensure the syrup stays in the centre of the mix
Separate the mixture into balls. Place the balls onto a baking tray and press down slightly to flatten into cookies
Room for a little one
Little hands will make light work of rolling the dough into balls and then flattening down into cookies
Place into the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until the biscuits are golden
Once baked, remove and place straight onto a wire rack to cool. Serve
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  • 150g of jumbo rolled oats
  • 100g of plain flour
  • 100g of light brown sugar
  • 100g of desiccated coconut
  • 100g of unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp of golden syrup
  • 1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp of water, boiling

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This coconut biscuit recipe from Andy Waters is a delightful, child-friendly treat made from store cupboard essentials.

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