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Royal Sandwich Biscuits Recipe

Royal Sandwich Biscuits Recipe

Credit: Lee Holmes

Biscuits are the ultimate sweet comfort food when dunked in a steaming cup of tea. As a simple invitation to a friend it’s part of the fabric of our society — it’s one of the easiest forms of hospitality! In an age of fleeting fads and virtual reality, deep down we value things that are real and enduring. Coconut biscuits sandwiched around a chocolate filling is a combo people have enjoyed for years.

Makes: 16–20 biscuits



  • Chocolate Filling
  • 80g good-quality chocolate, broken into pieces
  • ⅓ cup coconut cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • Pinch sea salt

  • Coconut Biscuits
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 110g coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • ⅓ cup almond butter
  • 1½ tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  1. To make chocolate filling, melt chocolate in small saucepan over low heat then stir in remaining ingredients. Let stand for 1–2 mins, then stir and set aside to cool until thickened.
  2. Preheat oven to 175°C and line baking tray with baking paper.
  3. In medium bowl, mix almond meal, coconut flour, bicarb soda and salt.
  4. In large bowl, beat coconut oil and coconut sugar for 1 min. Stir in almond butter, vanilla powder and egg until mixed. Fold almond meal mixture into egg mixture, then refrigerate for 30 mins.
  5. Roll dough into 16–20 balls, place on prepared baking tray with at least 2.5cm between them and press each down with spatula.
  6. Bake for 12–15 mins until golden, then cool completely on baking tray. They’ll be soft in the middle but will harden as they cool.
  7. Once cool, spread 1 tbsp of filling on half of biscuits. Place second biscuit on top, then leave for 1–2 mins for chocolate to set.
  8. Store in airtight container in fridge for 4–5 days.


Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.