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.

12 comments:

Pamela said...

I only had lemon on hand and I really liked the way these cookies turned out! Very yummy

Lillian said...

I used orange, and they were great. I think these cookies would have been great no matter what was done to them!

Jacque said...

They look perfect!

Leslie said...

These look delicious! We really enjoyed them (and I totally support eating the stragglers!)

Heather said...

Yours look perfect! I ate the dough raw and then the stragglers. :)

Tracey said...

Your cookies look so perfectly square! Nice job. I love eating the mistakes too :)

Natashya said...

I felt exactly the same as you - I really liked the ones I accidently overbrowned the best.
Great cookies!

Teanna said...

Hahah I kept eating all of the "bad" ones too! They lookg reat!

TeaLady said...

How Funny - my 'overbaked' ones and 'odd sized' ones didn't make it far either. Must be a cookie elf somewhere......

These were frightfully good. Addictive even. Yours look great. And delicious.

leanne said...

I really enjoyed eating my bad ones. Even though they were a little too brown they were still tasty.

Engineer Baker said...

I actually like the overbaked shortbread - you get that wonderful browned butter taste. And lucky you, having unsweetened coconut.

Jacque said...

Hi Judy, me again :).

I liked the coconut butters thins better than the brown-sugar pecan shortbread. The pecan shortbread was still good, but I thought the butter thins where out of this world.