Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TWD: Coconut Butter Thins

Shoulda' been called Coconut Butter Butter Butter thins!

Jayne from The Barefoot Kitchen Witch chose this weeks TWD recipe from the book: Baking From my home to yours by Dorie Greenspan.

Let me start out by saying I enjoyed making these cookies. Everything came together easily. I made my dough and put it into the gallon Ziploc the night before. Took it out of the fridge the next day, peeled off the plastic, got out my handy ruler and cut away. I did like the fact that the dough was rolled into a perfect square and all the same thickness. No mess, no muss, no extra flour on my floor...or in my hair...or on my black Twilight t-shirt. :)

My substitutions were: Used grazted zest of a lemon in place of a lime and chopped pecans in place of the macadamias...because I had pecans in the pantry. I do believe I chopped them too fine.....need to leave them a little chunkier next time.

I cut the dough up into 1 1/2 inch squares and baked them on a Silpat. I only have one Silpat so I kept the other squares in the freezer while one sheet baked at a time. My life would be a whole lot easier if I had another!
Baked them for 18 minutes exactly and got the lacy look around the edges...which I guess is what they're supposed to look like. Dorie does mention lacy but a lot of other bakers got the shortbread square. Just so you know, the shape doesn't affect the taste at all!! :)

I do believe I will crumble some over my ice cream tonight....just a thought....

Check out the other bakers here to see what they have come up with.

9 comments:

Leslie said...

Great job--these look awesome! We really liked these a lot.

Mermaid Sweets said...

Love the photos - I so should have used a ruler to get straight lines like yours.

Jin Hooi said...

well done !! cookies look great !! I loved the cookies too, but the bad news is .. my hips loved them too ;-))

Isabelle said...

ils sont super beaux et tr├Ęs app├ętissants :) beau travail !

TeaLady said...

Oh, those look yummy!

Karen said...

Yes, most definitely buttery, in a good way!

Tracey said...

Great job! Look how straight you cut the cookies.

Amanda said...

Well they look gorgeous! I liked these cookies more than I thought I would. I keep nibbling at them LOL

Jayne said...

Mmmm, pecans! Your cookies came out great...and crumbled on ice cream sounds like a really good plan. I should make more just for that reason alone. Thanks for baking with me this week!