125gm (4oz) butter, cubed and softened
1 cup (125gm/ 4oz) icing sugar, sifted
11/4 cups (155gm/ 5 oz) plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup(45gm/ 1 1/2 oz) desiccated coconut
1/2 cup (60gm/ 2 oz) chopped walnuts
Shredded or flaked coconut, to decorate
100 gm (3 1/2 oz) dark chocolate
50 gm (1 3/4 oz) butter
1 tbsp icing sugar
1-preheat the oven to moderate 180 degree C (350F/ Gas 4). Line a baking tray with baking paper. Beat the butter and icing sugar until light and creamy. Add the egg and beat until well combined.
2-Sift the combined flour, baking powder and cocoa into a bowl. Fold into the butter mixture with the coconut and walnuts. The mixture will be very stiff.
3-Place slightly heaped tablespoons of the mixture well apart onto the prepared tray. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Leave on the tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
4-To make the chocolate frosting, melt the chocolate, butter and icing sugar in a small bowl over a pan of simmering water. Leave to cool until the mixture has thickened, stirring occasionally.
5-Spread the frosting onto the cooled biscuits and sprinkle with the coconut while the frosting if still wet.
Makes about 20
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