100g butter, softened
100g caster sugar
1 large egg
100g plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
100g dessicated coconut
glace cherries, for decoration (cut in half)
Preheat the oven to 180'c/Gas Mark 4 and line a baking sheet.
Using an electric whisk cream the sugar and butter together until pale and fluffy. Add the egg and mix well, then sift in the flour, baking powder and salt, then add the coconut and mix well.
Using your hands roll the dough into walnut size pieces and place on a baking tray then slightly flatten gently using the back of your hand. Place half a cherry on top of each biscuit and transfer to the oven for 10 - 15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.