Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TWD: Coconut Butter Thins

After a couple weeks of outstanding cakes, this week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe was Coconut Butter Thins. I count on Mr. Penpen to eat the lion’s share of the desserts I bake, and he doesn’t like coconut, so I was happy the coconut was in cookie form, and therefore easy to transport. (They were really fragile, though, so I don’t think these dainty cookies could travel too far a distance.) I brought them to my book club, and as Dorie recommends, they are nice in the evening with tea.



I have to admit I goofed a little bit with the recipe. I didn’t follow the rolling instructions properly, partially because I didn’t have a gallon bag and also because I was making half a batch, and rolled the cookies a little too thin. And since they spread quite a bit when they bake, it actually kind of mattered, and it resulted in tiny, little wisps of cookies. I think the cookies looked sort of like snowflakes. The ones that didn’t burn, that is. And they tasted pretty good.




This recipe gets a 6 for Deliciousness and a 3 for Effort, giving it an EDR of 2. Many thanks Jayne of The Barefoot Kitchen Witch for giving me a chance to bring a bag of coconut into the house and actually getting Mr. Penpen to admit he enjoyed a coconut treat – more coconut confections from my kitchen in the future! If you would like the recipe, you can find it on Jayne’s site. And be sure to check out the Tuesdays With Dorie site to see the other bakers’ cookies, since I don’t think mine looked quite the way they were supposed to.

13 comments:

Jessica said...

I am a recent convert to coconut but it came on with a bang because I love it! But, as a former coconut hater I'm not surprised that these cookies passed Mr. Penpen's test. The texture of the coconut isn't really annoying in these cookies and the flavor is pretty subtle. I'm glad that you both liked them!

Pamela said...

I made a half recipe, too. It is a good think I did, because I loved these cookies WAY too much. Nice job.

Teanna said...

I'm glad that you liked the cookies! They were delicious!

Heather said...

I like the lacy look of your cookies - that is what Dorie really wanted us to get. Mine were a bit thick.

Jin Hooi said...

I am glad u liked the cookies, i loved them too !!

Tracey said...

I love coconut but these cookies were just ok for me. I'm glad you enjoyed them though - they look lovely!

Jess said...

Little snowflakes...a great description. Nice job on these!

spike. said...

Yeah, yours are lacy too. I thought I was the only one. Glad you all liked these

shortbreadsouth.com said...

Yes, when I bake something the husband isn't crazy about, that can mean trouble for me (I can't stand to let something go to waste, you know!). Good thing you could share.

pinkstripes said...

These cookies were so delicious. I like that you made them thinner.

TeaLady said...

Yes, these were good, weren't they. I like that yours were snowflaky. Great job.

Sweet as Coco said...

I love the flavor of coconut, just not the texture sometimes and these cookies hid that very well. I am glad you and Mr. Penpen liked them as well!

Elyse said...

I like the way these cookies turned out! Almost thin like tuiles. They look totally yummy! Saw your blog over on the Sweet Melissa Sundays bloglist! Love your blog, and can't wait to bake together!