Delicious Butter, Almond and Coconut Nest Biscuits

Delicious Butter, Almond and Coconut Nest Biscuits

Almond Biscuits/Cookies-Egg-less

These cookies were made by my niece, Anusha Biswarnund. They were so delicious. At my request, she kindly shared her recipes. They are listed listed separately and can be accessed with these links:
Butter Biscuits
Coconut Nest Biscuits

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Anusha Biswarnund

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It was a pleasure for me to have met my niece for the first time in January 2014. Due to my move to cities away from my family, I lost contact with many of my family members.

Anusha's late mum, Chamawathi Parsotham was my first cousin. Anusha is the third of 5 children. Her parents are very dear to her because of the values they instilled in them.Having worked in clerical positions and as a hairdresser, Anusha is now a stay at home mum. She loves to cook, bake and entertain. Scrabble is her favourite board game. Anusha enjoys her role as a wife and as a mother to a 22 year old son who is studying mining engineering. She is a very friendly person and loves meeting people and socializing.

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Here is Anusha's recipe for Almond Biscuits.


  1. 1 cup cake flour/all purpose flour
  2. ¼ cup caster sugar/Granulated Sugar
  3. 1 cup maizena/cornflour
  4. 1 tsp.vanilla essence
  5. 200g/ 7.5 oz. soft butter
  6. 100g/3.5 oz. flaked almonds
  7. About ½cup icing sugar/confectioners sugar


  • Mix butter and sugar. Beat until you get a creamy texture
  • Add maizena/cornflour
  • Follow with salt and flour
  • Blend until you get a soft dough
  • Crush the almond flakes into the dough & make balls with about a teaspoon of dough for each ball
  • Place on tray. As the dough is soft it is okay if it has an untidy look
  • You may get about 30 balls. Bake at 160°C./320°F. until light brown
  • Once baked, remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes
  • Spread icing sugar on plate and roll balls, coating them with icing sugar
  • When cool, they are ready to be served

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