Happy Christmas Eve Eve I hope that you have all made it to the end of the working year safely. I for one, was most happy when the clock struck 1pm (yay for half work days), and it was time to head home and finish packing for our trip to Melbourne. Which included packing up the final treat in my homemade holiday treats series… On the menu today… Apricot and coconut biscuits (cookies)! aka. a break from chocolate overload that was occasioned by yesterday’s chocolate bark. Oats, spelt, brown sugar coconut, apricots and nuts. Mixed with eggs, vanilla and butter to form a sticky biscuit mix. Rolled into balls, flattened… And baked for 15 minutes until golden. These biscuits turned out nice and light, but also rather chewy… Quite reminding me of ANZAC biscuits actually. And, once they had cooled sufficiently, I wasted no time in filling a Christmas tin and leaving half of the batch on my neighbour’s front door step by way of a little Christmas gift. The rest, however, will be coming with us as we make our way down South for the Christmas holiday. Delish! Apricot & Coconut Biscuits (makes 16-18 large biscuits) (adapted from here)
- 1 cup spelt flour
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1cup desiccated coconut
- 3/4 cup diced dried apricots
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- Preheat oven to 180°C, and line 2 large baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
- Sift the flour and sugar into a large bowl. Add the oats, coconut, apricot and almonds and stir until well combined. Make a well in the centre.
- Whisk together the melted butter, eggs and vanilla in a small bowl. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until well combined.
- Use your hands to roll heaped tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls. Place balls onto the prepared trays (leaving room to spread) and flatten slightly.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and set aside to cool completely
I hope that you have enjoyed this 5 days of Homemade Holiday treats. You can find links to all the treats below… Day 1 – Gingerbread doughnuts Day 2 – Salted caramel fudge Day 3 – Chilli lime nut mix Day 4 – Chocolate bark Day 5 – Apricot and coconut biscuits But enough ‘sweet talk, its time to get this BBB show on the road! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas Eve Eve, safe travels if you are travelling and happy eating if you are eating! What about you? What are your plans for the festive season?
13 thoughts on “Homemade holiday treats – Apricot & coconut biscuits”
You certainly ended on a good note 🙂 All of your treats look and sound wonderful, I'm sure you'll have some happy friends and family helping to eat them!
Haha! It never fails to amuse me that there are people in this world who think a chocolate overload is possible. 😉
These look lovely, particularly as you say they remind you on Anzac biscuits! Though I think you might have left the butter out of the ingredients list?
Safe trip, darling, and Merry Christmas!
happy christmas lisa – and wishing you a happy and healthy new year – lots of change ahead and I hope it brings you much joy and laughter! lovely bikkies
I'm thinkning I have to make these … right now!
I love the addition of apricots to these biscuits!! I have so many of your recipes to try, Lisa!
You are a busy little baker 🙂 It all looks wonderful. I love chocolate bark. Safe travels and Happy Holidays!!!
Oooh Hannah. Yes. It also needs 125g melted butter ooops.
Mmmm. These biscuits look great – very unique!
Your baking is making me drool!! I loved your recipes 🙂
Love this recipe! Apricots are so delicious! Merry Christmas. 🙂
What a yummy change from Anzac biscuits!
I hope you had a very lovely Christmas 🙂
i've been wanting to try that choccy bark too, maybe easter? hope you are having a wonderful break and that chrissy was a really special time.
So many yummy holiday treat? Do you have a post-holiday recovery plan? 🙂