Lamington drops are a quick Aussie cookie you can make with kids to celebrate Australia Day.
Your classic lamington is a square of sponge dipped in chocolate sauce and sprinkled with desiccated coconut. They're as Australian as kangaroos and Holden cars and when I was growing up you couldn't find a cake shop without them. Personally, I liked eating off all the chocolate coating and leaving the sponge. Whoever created the first lamington drops must have had the same idea. They've got rid of the sponge and just kept the yummy parts, that is, the chocolate and coconut. These little cookies are heaps of fun and take next to no time at all to make. Here's a great Australian Women's Weekly recipe from the 70's:
150g dark chocolate
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg lightly beaten
1/2 cup desiccated (shredded) coconut
1 1/4 cups plain flour
1/4 cup self-raising flour
1 cup of desiccated coconut (extra)
1) Combine the chocolate, butter and sugar in a pan. Stir over low heat until melted. Set aside to cool.
2) Stir in the egg, coconut, and sifted flours. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3) To make the drops: roll 2 level teaspoons of the mixture into a ball, roll the ball in the coconut and then place on a greased oven tray. Leave a space of about 2cm between the drops.
4) Bake in a moderate oven for about 15 minutes or until the coconut begins to lightly brown.
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