Monte Carlo Biscuits

These biscuits look very appealing and are just as delicious.  They are particularly nice with raspberry jam but any flavour jam will do just fine.  “Your Family” is the magazine that takes the credit for these way back in September 1981.

180 g butter

125 ml sugar

1 egg

5 ml vanilla essence

300 ml self-raising flour

180 ml plain flour

125 ml coconut


60 g butter

180 ml icing sugar, sifted

3 ml vanilla essence

10 ml milk

raspberry jam

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add the egg and vanilla essence and beat well.  Add the sifted dry ingredients and the coconut and mix well.

Roll the mixture into little balls.  Place on greased baking trays and gently press down with a fork.

Bake at 180 C for 10 – 15 minutes until golden brown.  Cool.

For the filling, cream butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy and add vanilla essence and the milk.  Beat well.

Place a little filling mixture in the centre of half the biscuits.  Place the raspberry jam on the other half and sandwich them together, pressing lightly.

Makes about 26


2 thoughts on “Monte Carlo Biscuits

  1. ooh – I love these, I used to make them when I was an exchange student in Australia!
    I’ve lost the recipe – now I am thrilled to have found one again!!
    hmm… now I have to choose between coconut shortbreads or Monte Carlos… oh my…

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