This week’s lunchbox treat is a little sweeter than usual…
from Woman’s Day
125g butter, chopped, at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup plain flour, sifted
1 cup desiccated coconut
2 x 180g packet Smarties
Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Lightly grease 3 baking trays.
Using an electric mixer, in a small bowl cream butter, sugar and vanilla together until light and fluffy. Add egg, beating well. Fold in sifted flour, coconut and Smarties (I left these out at this step and instead pressed these into the top of the rolled and flattened biscuits). Add a little water if mixture is too dry. Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls. Arrange on prepared trays about 3cm apart. Flatten slightly.
Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden. Let cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.