Monte Carlo Biscuits

tsbu monte carlo 530w exposure jpgThese little coconut biscuits with jam and a buttercream are absolutely delicious.

And there are many recipe variations you can use to make them even easier; check out our tips below.

  • Makes: 20 biscuits
  • Time: 1.5 hours
  • Tray: biscuit tray
  • Oven temp: 175°C (170°C fan forced)
  • Baking Time: 10 mins



75g butter, softened
1/3 cup The Sugar Breakup Organic Golden Rice Malt Syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
3/4 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 cup desiccated coconut


1 batch of The Sugar Breakup Jam made with The Sugar Breakup Golden Rice Malt Syrup. Classic Monte Carlo biscuits have a raspberry flavoured jam but you can make a jam using any fruit you have at home.


40g butter, softened
1/2 cup The Sugar Breakup Dextrose
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Putting it together

  1. Make a batch of jam with golden rice malt syrup.
  2. Prepare two biscuits trays lined with baking paper and turn oven on to 175°C (170°C fan forced).
  3. Using an electric beater cream the butter, golden rice malt syrup and vanilla, until light and creamy.
  4. Beat in the egg until combined.
  5. Sift in the plain flour and self raising flour, and mix with a spatula.
  6. Fold in the coconut with the spatula.
  7. Roll the mixture into 40 small balls. The sizing is a heaped teaspoon (10g).
  8. Place onto the biscuit trays a couple of centimetres apart to allow for expansion.
  9. Flatten slightly with a fork.
  10. Bake for 10 mins until golden brown.
  11. Allow to cool on baking tray for 5 mins, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
  12. Make the buttercream using an electric beater by mixing the butter, dextrose and vanilla extract. Beat until light and fluffy.
  13. Once all elements are cooled, place buttercream on one biscuit and jam on the other and then join biscuits together.
  14. Enjoy!

Tips and hints

Don’t have time to make all the elements? Need a quick treat to feed visiting guests or the kids?

  • Instead of buttercream, use whipped cream.
  • Instead of jam, use fresh berries with either the buttercream or fresh cream.
  • Just eat the biscuits plain and on their own, they’re a delicious morsel of coconut goodness!

6 thoughts on “Monte Carlo Biscuits

  1. I making them right now with my 3yo, she loves helping me. And I might even get my hubby to try some if he is lucky. A great recipe!

  2. thank you so much for making these. I really wanted your version of these and I also feel very special that I asked for them and here they are! :D

  3. I just made these this afternoon, and they are delicious!!!!! The biscuits on their own aren’t too sweet, but once put together – divine! My question is – how do these bikkies cope once being stored in the fridge which I assume is where they need to be stored with the buttercream and jam?

    • Hi Bacadak,
      These bikkies can be stored in the fridge or in cooler weather in an airtight container on the kitchen bench for a couple of days (depending on the type of jam you used). Buttercream is fine at cool room temperature. Julia

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