200g butter (or margarine)
½ vanilla extract
150g icing sugar
1 egg (medium size)
260g plain flour
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
40g shredded coconut
1. Preheat oven to moderately slow (150º fan forced). Grease oven trays; line with baking paper.
2. Beat butter, extract, sifted icing sugar and egg in small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Transfer to medium bowl;
3. Stir coconut into the mixture, then stir in sifted flour and soda, in two batches.
3. Roll level tablespoons of dough into balls; place on trays 3cm apart. Bake about 12-15 minutes; cool biscuits on trays before remove.