Pawprint Crunchy Biscuits
160g butter, warmed until just melting
160g caster sugar
Half teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten lightly
150g plain flour plus a separate teaspoonful
35g desiccated coconut
75g jam (strawberry is good) or marmalade
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these two left by the time I took it!
1 Put the butter, sugar and vanilla extract into a medium bowl and beat well until mixed
to a very even consistency.
2 While still beating the mixture, add in the egg. Stir in the 150g of flour and coconut and
mix to a soft, sticky dough. If it's very wet, mix in another level tablespoon of flour.
3 Place balls of the dough (about the size of a walnut in its shell) well apart on the baking
4 Dipping your thumb into the extra flour each time (to avoid sticking), make a deep dent
in each ball, then fill the dents with the jam or marmalade.
5 Bake for 12-15 minutes until the biscuits are golden - keep an eye on them because
they will quickly overcook around the edges.
6 Once cold, keep any left over in a tin - they last well like that.