These biscuits are very popular in the Dominican Republic. You can walk to any colmado (corner store) and you will in all likelihood find them. Its preparation is easy and it is a sure-bet with kids.
If yours turn out flatter, don’t fret, that’s exactly how the store-bought ones look.
Time: 1 hr. Serves: 4
Before starting to cook: Butter and flour a baking tray. Pre-heat oven to 300 °F.
- 1 cup of grated coconut
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 3/4 cup of butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup of flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder (optional)
- A pinch of salt
- Sift baking soda, cinnamon, salt and flour together, reserve. Mix sugar and butter and beat at low speed until the butter acquires a light color. Add eggs, one by one, while beating continuously. Mix in the coconut with a spatula, followed by flour.
- One spoonful at a time, make little mounds of the batter on the baking tray. Bake until they turn golden brown. Cool to room temperature before serving.