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.
Designer Japanese at Kenny Rens, Woollahra
8 hours ago