Tuesday, March 31, 2009
TWD: Coconut Lime Cookies
This week, our TWD assignment was to bake Coconut Butter Thins. Jayne, of The Barefoot Kitchen Witch, was the lucky selector. I just happened to have all the required ingredients on hand, including an overabundance of limes, so no special trip was needed. I did swap out the sweetened coconut with unsweetened. Last September, when I was visiting my daughter in Lincoln, Nebraska, I found some in a local grocery store and purchased a big supply that is now sitting in my freezer. To me, it tastes better than the over sweetened coconut one typically finds in the stores.
There is nothing out of the ordinary to report about preparing these cookies, although interestingly enough, the cookies baked on the parchment came out lighter in color than those baked on the silpat. They taste like shortbread with a hint of citrus and coconut. Very tender, very delicious.
I had a half dozen stragglers that didn't make it onto the primary cookie sheets, and when they baked, they came out extra brown and crispy. I ate those first, since they were the "bad" ones, but, I have to say, they were pretty darn tasty. Next time, there might be a few more over-baked cookies than usual. (wink wink nudge nudge)
Check out Jayne's blog for the recipe, and the TWD site for all the other versions and opinions.