This week's recipe from Dorie Greenspan's Baking From My Home to Yours awesome baking book was chosen by Jayne of Barefoot Kitchen Witch. She chose Coconut Butter Thins, found of page 145 of the book. A great little shortbread-like, buttery (hence the name), coconut cookie with a hint of lime. Dorie suggested using macadamia nuts in the cookie, but I decided not to pay for them and used almonds instead.
The dough was to rest in the fridge in a gallon size plastic bag, after it was rolled to a 9x10 1/2-inch rectangle, 1/4 inch thick. Turned out this method worked pretty perfectly, although I still wonder if just rolling it out between wax paper would also work just fine. I decided to make these cookies for a baby shower that I was bringing some goodies to that evening and as I worked on some things that afternoon, I quickly made the dough and didn't realize it was supposed to be refrigerated for a few hours. I needed them made right then. Sigh. So much for reading all through the recipe before starting. Well, I set the dough in its plastic bag on a baking sheet and threw it in the freezer. Went about my many other tasks and about 30 minutes later, I got the dough out, let it rest (it was quite frozen) for a short time, removed it from the bag, measured my 1 1/2 inch squares, cut it and set the cookies on the sheet and baked them. I only baked them for 16 minutes and not Dorie's suggested 18-20 minutes. The only thing I'm not sure of is what the cookies are supposed to look like as I haven't yet seen anyone else's. Mine are not real thin, but they also aren't too thick. I do know that however they are SUPPOSED to look, these taste great and that's really all that matters. Right.
I actually thought as good as they tasted that they weren't that pretty on a plate for a baby shower. So I dressed them up a bit.
A little white chocolate drizzle and some pink sprinkles (it's a girl!) never hurt anything!
These are good. But they are the kind of cookie you have to put away or you'll find yourself just nibbling on one too many here and there and not realizing you just finished off 6-12 of them. No--I didn't do that! Seriously, I didn't! But my son, Scott, did after I did this with the leftover scraps the next day.
Cute flower cookie cutter with a Hershey's Kiss on top while they were still just slightly warm. That's not just any Hershey's Kiss though. Have you seen these?
Coconut Creme Hershey's Kisses. They are good. Scott loved them on the lime induced Coconut Butter Thins. I'm not kidding, he ate a good 98% of these.
Thanks for the yummy cookie this week, Jayne. You can get the recipe on her blog. Be sure to check out the other TWDers' cookies at the Tuesday's With Dorie blog.
How cute is mah sleepin' bebe?
I go check on him at night before I go to bed. A few nights ago he had his blanket wrapped up on his head. It was too cute and I had to go grab the camera. After the picture, I moved the blanket off his head. Sam has been sick this week with a nasty cold and cough with fever. Hope he's feeling better SOON!