With hints of coconut and cherry, these moreish little biscuits are just the things to accompany an afternoon cuppa. If planning a tea party, make a big batch ahead of time. These freeze really well and will taste just as delicious.
Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk, then the vanilla. Stir through the remaining ingredients and a pinch of salt, if you like, until well combined.
Line 2 baking sheets with nonstick baking paper. Roll the dough into small balls (using a tablespoon of dough for each) and put on the baking sheets, leaving space between each.
Bake for 12 minutes until golden. Leave to cool for a few minutes, then use a spatula or fish slice to transfer to a wire rack. Keeps in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.
Freezing and defrosting guidelines
In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. Always defrost and heat thoroughly before eating. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.
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