Hertzog cookies

Fill your cake tins with these delicious Hertzog cookies.
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Recipe from: 18 January 2016
Preparation time: 30 min
Cooking time: 15 min


  • 65
    butter or cold margarine, diced
  • 250
    cake flour
  • 2
    eggs, separated
  • 60
    smooth apricot jam
  • 125
  • 250
    desiccated coconut
Servings: Change Serving



Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Rub the butter into the flour with the tips of your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in a pinch of salt.

Mix the egg yolks and 30ml water with a fork then add to the flour mixture. Add some more water a little at a time until the mixture comes together to form a dough. Mix well.

Break pieces of the dough off and press into a greased patty pan tin. Spoon about 2,5ml of jam into each pastry case.
Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Add the sugar a little at a time, whisking well after each addition. Stir in the coconut.

Spoon the coconut mixture onto the jam. Bake in a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until the topping is lightly golden. Leave to cool for about 3 minutes, then remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.

Text and image: Ideas magazine

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