Wonder of wonders! I was rummaging through some old photo albums and found a recipe from cooking class at school when I was about 14!! Tried it out and they are still as tasty as i remember.
Cooking class was always one of my favourites - we had a couple of fires and burnt fingers..and the teacher walked out one time when we brought in rum to add to the cakes we were making...it was a VERY strict Catholic all girls school.....but is was just as fun as sewing class...hmmm...seem to remember a nun who would love to measure the over developed girls....but i digress...here's the recipe!
130g of plain flour
a pinch of baking-powder,
75g of sugar,
100g of butter,
one teaspoonful of vanilla,
3tbs of shredded coconut.
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla together until light and creamy.
Add the flour and mix it in thoroughly.
Divide the mixture into 20 pieces.
With damp hands, roll each one into a neat ball and coat it with desiccated coconut.
Flatten into 'biscuit' shapes
Place these on a well-greased baking-tray.
Bake for about 20 minutes.