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Romany cream cookies filled with chocolate sitting on a plate next to a white coffee mug

Homemade Romany-Kits / Romany Creams

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies and Tarts
  • Cuisine: South African


Romany Creams are most probably one of the most popular biscuits sold in South Africa. They are super delicious cookies and oh so crunchy, chocolatey, and loaded with coconut, and you sandwich them together with melted chocolate.


Units Scale
  • 250 g butter/margarine (softened)
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 3 heaped tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 tsp strong coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 slabs Cadbury chocolate


Cream butter and sugar.

Add flour, coconut, coffee, and cocoa and mix.

Add boiling water and mix well into the butter mixture.

Add 1 cup oats and combine well.

Roll small bits of the dough into balls and press with a fork to flatten and design.

Bake in a preheated oven at 180C / 350F for 15 minutes.

Once all the biscuits are baked, place them all on 1 oven tray, switch the oven off and leave it in the hot oven to dry out until the oven is cool.

Cool biscuits completely before dipping into chocolate.


Prepared, tried, and tested Irene Desari and Preshana Singh‎ from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs

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  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 183
  • Sugar: 10
  • Sodium: 199
  • Fat: 11
  • Saturated Fat: 7
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 21
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 2
  • Cholesterol: 22

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