Delicious Butter, Almond and Coconut Nest Biscuits

Delicious Butter, Almond and Coconut Nest Biscuits

Coconut Nest Biscuits/Cookies

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
Almond 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 Coconut Nest Biscuits


  1. 1¼ cup flour
  2. ¼ cup caster sugar/Granulated Sugar
  3. ¼ tsp. salt
  4. ½ cup butter
  5. About ½ cup dessicated coconut
  6. 1 egg, separate egg white from yolk
  7. 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  8. Jam of your choice


  • Sift flour and salt
  • Cream butter and sugar
  • Add egg yolk and vanilla essence to creamed butter mix
  • Add flour and mix to from a soft dough
  • Roll dough into tiny balls. Press the center to form a hollow
  • Roll in egg white. Then roll in coconut
  • Fill the hollow center with jam.
  • You may get about 40-50 biscuits
  • Bake at 180°C./320°F. until light brown
  • Once baked, remove from oven
  • When cool it is ready to be served

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