Guyanese Coconut Buns

Recipe by Mandy
READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 48 buns




  • Preheat the oven to 350F/180°C.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add butter, and cut in using a pastry blender or a fork until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour in the wet ingredients. Add coconut, and mix just enough to blend.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets, 2-3 inches apart as they really spread.
  • Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Keep an eye on these as they will burn if left in too long.
  • Transfer to a cooking rack immediately or else they will stick to the pan.
  • Cookies are soft with crunch edges at first but get completely crunchy upon cooling.