Brown Butter Biscuits

These are the most addictive biscuits you will ever eat. Sweet, salty, coconut-ty… No cup of coffee will ever be complete without one, two or 7 of these delicious bickies along side!

Brown Butter Coconut Biscuits

Course Snack


  • 225 g butter 1 cup melted
  • 125 g white sugar 2/3 cup
  • 145 g soft brown sugar 3/4 cup
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 175 g self raising flour 1 1/4 cups
  • 1 tsp salt (flaked or rock)
  • 240 g coconut (flaked, shredded or dessicated or a mix) 4 cups


  • *butter needs to be prepared at least an hour in advance*
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat
    It will melt, foam, go golden and eventually go brown.
  • Watch and stir until brown and nutty smelling
  • Pour into jug and add water if needed to to make one cup.
    Chill until solid (1 to 2 hours)
  • Pre heat oven to 180
    Line two trays with baking paper
  • Beat butter and sugars until fluffy
  • add egg
  • add vanilla
  • Add flour (and salt) in two parts beating between
  • Add coconut in two parts beating between.
  • Place heaped teaspoons of mixture on trays with room to spread
    (you can roll for prettier biscuits)
  • Bake for 9 to 11 minutes until golden
    * baking one tray at a time works best
  • Cool for 2 minutes on tray then on a rack
Keyword biscuits, coconut, cookies, elevenses