1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups SR Flour
1/4 cup coconut
1/2 cup of coconut (extra)
60g glace cherries
1/4 cup chocolate bits
1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1/4 cup sultanas
Beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy, add eggs and vanilla, beat until well combined.
Fold in sifted flour, mix to a firm dough.
Divide the dough evenly into three.
To one amount of dough add the coconut and chopped cherries, combine well.
Take teaspoonfuls of dough . roll into balls then roll in extra coconut, put biscuits on greased oven trays, press half a cherry into each biscuit. Put biscuits in the freezer unti firm then put in plastic bags, remove air, secure and freeze.
Add the chocolate drops to second lot of dough and repeat the steps above.
To the third lot of dough add the sultanas and nuts and continue as above.
When needed remove the biscuits from the freezer and cook in a moderate oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes approx 50 biscuits.
Recommended freezing time: 12 weeks