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These coconut biscuits are simple – with just 3 ingredients and 4 steps – but oh-so-delicious.
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Looking for the ultimate Coconut Biscuits Recipe? 

I’ve tried countless recipes over the years, some quite fiddly, searching for the perfect coconut biscuit (or coconut macaroon as they are sometimes called).

However, I’ve never quite been satisfied with my coconut creations.

Until now.

I’ve been trying too hard, it seems! 

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Easy Coconut Biscuits: 3 ingredients, 4 steps

This Coconut Biscuits recipe is easy peasy, with just three ingredients and four simple steps.

I have to admit my expectations weren’t high when I first found this recipe in Nana Ling’s handwritten cookbook. It just seemed too simple. Way too easy.

But my curiosity levels were high.

The ingredients you’ll need are:

  • desiccated coconut 
  •  caster sugar
  • eggs.

The measurements can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

How to make Coconut Biscuits

The method is simple.

Beat the eggs lightly and then add to the. other ingredients. You should have a dough-like consistency and be able to easily roll the mixture into small balls.

Spoon out mixture using a dessert spoon and shape into small balls, a little smaller than a golf ball. You should have about 18 in total.

Place apart on a well-greased baking tray, leaving room for each biscuit to spread.

Then into the oven they go.

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There’s only one word to describe what came out of the oven: wow.

This recipe produces a sweet biscuit with a crunchy shell, chewy centre and plenty of coconut goodness.

So.

So.

Good.

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The best Coconut Biscuits Recipe ever

This is absolutely my go-to recipe for Coconut Biscuits.

It’s quick, easy and the results are excellent.

It reminded me of a principle one of my first bosses used to remind me of regularly, the KISS (“Keep it simple, stupid”) principle.

It’s something I’m often reminded of in my work, in life and here in the kitchen.

It really does pay to cut out unnecessary complexity and do it the simple way.

As for the coconut biscuits, well they disappeared very quickly. But this recipe is definitely a keeper!

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If you’re a fan of coconut biscuits, it’s definitely worth investing 20 minutes of your day to create a batch of Nana Ling’s old fashioned coconut biscuits.

This recipe stands the test of time.

And if you love the recipe as much as I do, please leave a rating or comment below.

Love the serving platter I’ve used here?

This is the highly-collectible Old Country Roses pattern by Royal Albert.

serving platter old country roses design by royal albert

Nana Ling’s Coconut Biscuits Recipe

Keep scrolling for the tested and tweaked version.

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Coconut Biscuits

These coconut biscuits are simple – with just 3 ingredients and 4 steps – but oh-so-delicious.
4.77 from 60 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: coconut biscuits
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 18 pieces
Calories: 101kcal

Ingredients

  • 125 grams desiccated coconut (1 1/2 cups)
  • 225 grams caster sugar (1 cup)
  • 2 medium-sized eggs (100 ml whisked egg)

Instructions

  • Put coconut and sugar into a bowl. Mix to combine.
  • Beat eggs lightly and add to the mixture. Mix well to form a dough-like consistency.
  • Spoon out mixture using a dessert spoon and shape into small balls. You should have about 18 in total. Place apart on a well-greased baking tray, leaving room for each biscuit to spread.
    coconut biscuits on tray
  • Cook for 15 minutes at 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
  • Allow to cool completely before serving.

Notes

  1. Make sure you use desiccated coconut.
  2. If mixture seems too runny to form balls, add a little extra coconut.

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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Helen

Saturday 17th of December 2022

Can I roll the batter out int a flat tray and secure them into squares and bake them?

Thank you

Libby Hakim

Saturday 17th of December 2022

I haven't done this myself but I imagine it would be fine to bake it like this. Happy cooking!

MYNHA

Wednesday 9th of November 2022

Hi..Thank you for such a yummylicious biscuit.I made them and they were perfect.

Libby Hakim

Wednesday 9th of November 2022

Awesome! Glad you enjoyed. Thanks for the rating and review :)

Catherine

Monday 10th of October 2022

Can you please tell me what the temperature would be for a gas oven Would love to try the recipe

Libby Hakim

Tuesday 11th of October 2022

Hi Catherine. Try Gas Mark 4-5. Good luck!

Serena

Thursday 6th of October 2022

I made these to the exact recipe and oven temp and they were a disaster - very flat- and stuck to the baking parchment

Libby Hakim

Thursday 6th of October 2022

Hi Serena. I'm not sure why some people have issues with this recipe – people seem to either love it or hate it! I've tried to be as precise as possible in the ingredients and instructions so it has me very puzzled why people get such opposite results. Did you use desiccated coconut? And measure the eggs?

Meryl

Monday 25th of April 2022

Was about to make this recipe when I realised the ingredient amounts are listed wrong and the grams listed is NOT the same as the cups quantity listed … ie the recipe states: 125 grams desiccated coconut (1 1/2 cups) 225 grams caster sugar (1 cup)

Is this really meant to be 1.5 cups of coconut and 1 cup of sugar (ie more coconut that sugar)?? As if you follow the grams quantities you are putting in way more sugar (at 225g) than coconut (at 125). It has to be one way or the other … can’t be both.

I think that is why some people love this recipe (as they are correctly making it using the cup measurements) whilst others are weighing with scales and have the coconut and sugar grams amounts mixed up!

Libby Hakim

Tuesday 26th of April 2022

Hi Meryl. I've just checked and the amounts for both are correct. The sugar is less in cups but more in grams because it's a lot heavier than coconut. Thanks for the feedback, however it's a bit unfair to give me two stars when you clearly state you haven't even attempted the recipe! If you do try it, let me know whether the rating changes :) Thanks!

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