Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: South African
If you grew up in South Africa then you will definitely be familiar with these delectable cookies called Romany Creams which are a classic South African favourite! Two chocolate coconut biscuits which are crunchy and chocolaty are sandwiched together with a creamy chocolate filling. So yummy!
  • 250 grams of Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tbles of Oil
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 21/2 Cups Cake Flour
  • ½ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup Medium Desiccated Coconut
  • 200 g Milk or Dark Chocolate, Melted for Decorating
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy, add the egg, oil and vanilla essence and mix well together and then add all the dry ingredients to form a soft but firm dough.
  3. Let the dough rest for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Roll out dough on a well-floured surface and place some wax paper over the dough and roll out. Take a fork and run lightly over the dough, scraping to form a rough texture.
  5. Cut out shapes with cookie cutter and place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and once they have cooled, melt the chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute at 100% power stirring every 15 seconds. Allow to cool slightly and place a bit of melted chocolate on one biscuit and sandwich with the matching half chocolate or alternatively drizzle the single biscuits with melted chocolate.
  7. Allow to set and store in an airtight container for up to a week if it lasts that long :)
Recipe by SAPeople South African Recipes at