Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TWD: Coconut Butter Thins

This week's recipe was chosen by Jayne of The Barefoot Kitchen Witch.

Coconut Butter Thins

The ingredients for these cookies intrigued me from the start. Coconut, macademia nuts, lime zest. Then you have the usual flour, butter, sugar, vanilla, salt. The batter was easy to make.

Dorie suggested rolling the dough inside a gallon size plastic bag in order to end up with a 1/4 inch thickness. I've heard of this trick before from some of the bakers who had either made this recipe already or read it, but I've never tried it. It worked like a charm. No fuss, no muss.

After chilling the dough for at least 2 hours, I measured and cut out 1 1/2 inch square cookies.

I baked two sheets at a time, switching them around halfway through the baking process. One of my cookie sheets got way too done. Oops! These cookies are not supposed to color at all. The other started to brown around the edges but they look much better. So I baked the remainder of the cookies one sheet at a time and checked them earler.

These cookies are delicious! Even the burnt ones. They're the flakiest cookies I've ever made and they'll be perfect with a cup of tea. The flavors compliment each other perfectly. Dorie, these are fabulous! Thanks Jayne for picking a great recipe!

Head on over to Jayne's blog and see how she liked them. You can view the recipe there too. Better yet, you can have all of these delectible recipes for yourself if you buy Dorie's book. Then come back and we'll have some cookies and tea.


Anonymous said...

I baked one of mine a little longer than the other 'cause I usually like crispy cookies. They both tasted really good!

Tracey said...

Great job. Looks like you cut the cookies into perfect squares! Glad you enjoyed them :)

Pamela said...

They were perfect with tea, weren't they? Great job!

Jaime said...

looks great! i let mine brown just a tad too

Jayne said...

So glad you liked these, too! Great job, and thanks for baking with me!