Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TWD: Coconut Butter Thins



Awesome cookie Alert! Awesome cookie Alert!

This week's installment of Tuesday's with Dorie brings us Coconut Butter Thins, chosen by Jayne of The Barefoot Kitchen Witch . I also made the Brown Sugar-Pecan Shortbread which was the very first recipe chosen for Tuesday's with Dorie by the TWD founder, Laurie, from Quirky Cupcake.

I didn't realize until I started measuring out ingredients that these are very close to the same recipe, with the exceptions being the sugar, nuts, and flavoring. Cool! I didn't have to think as hard. The shortbread contained ground pecans and cloves, while the butter thins contained ground macadamias, lime zest, coconut, and coriander. (I know, it's an unusual combination, but somehow it worked.)

There's the butter thins dough on the left and the shortbread dough on the right. I forgot to roll them out before refrigerating. So I let them set at room temperature for maybe 10 minutes and proceeded to roll them out. (I did refrigerate the cut cookies before baking.)


Not surprisingly, they both looked basically the same when finished... kind of flat, a little bumpy (not like the pretty shortbread squares in the book). And they were both really tasty.

The coconut butter thins...


... and the brown-sugar pecan shortbread.



Really, it's a disservice to call the Coconut Butter Thins tasty. "Tasty" is an understatement. They were flipping AWESOME!! I would put them squarely in my Top 5 Dorie Greenspan recipes. Maybe even Top 3.

I'm glad I only made 1/4 recipe. No, let me rephrase that... my thighs are glad I only made 1/4 recipe.

Thanks so much to Jayne for a terrific pick this week. If you'd like to see the recipe, check out Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking: From my Home to Yours", or take a peek at Jayne's blog.

See you next week when the gang rolls out Banana Cream Pie (can't wait!).

27 comments:

SiHaN said...

i agree they were tasty.. but I'm still bewildered as to how they look soo perfect in the book.. *sigh*

Mermaid Sweets said...

Sure wish I could try them - that's a pretty high ranking - they went like hot cakes at work!

Elyse said...

Mmm, both of these cookies sound delicious. But the coconut butter sounds out of this world. With your glowing review, how could I not make these ASAP?

Jin Hooi said...

Yeah.. I love the cookies too !!!

Pamela said...

I had no idea how much I would like these cookies! I made 1/2 the recipe and I want them all for myself. Nice job!

Marthe said...

Glad to see that you loved this weeks recipe! I really liked them too!! However I seem to have a problem with shortbread dough: it spreads all the time when I try to bake cookies... :(

Jessica said...

I love that you made both of these cookies this week. I made the pecan shortbread in January and I liked it . . . but I loved this week's coconut shortbread. I thought that they were super tasty! I love how perfect and even all of your cookies turned out.

Natashya said...

These were tasty! So cool that you did both, they look fab!

chocolatechic said...

They look fabulous.

Leslie said...

They both look awesome! I'm glad you made the brown sugar pecan shortbread...I was thinking about making that one too! How did the cloves taste in them? Very smart to only make a 1/4th recipe.

Grace said...

they definitely look as thought they'd melt right on your tongue, and that's just awesome.

Cathy said...

Yes, they WERE flipping awesome! I will make these again and again. They are a perfect warm weather cookie with that great tropical feel. Yours look beautiful, and I love seeing them next to the brown sugar shortbread!

Flourchild said...

Yes these cookies were the bomb! Im glad you liked them too!

Snooky doodle said...

these look great. the taste must be awesome :)

Peggy said...

Mine did not look as perfect as yours. But weren't they just the tastiest little morsels ever? :)

Beryl said...

These cookies were so addicting I made my husband take them to work. Yours look great. Now I have to try the pecan ones!

Steph said...

I'm glad you liked them. Both of your cookies look really good!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your cookies look fantastic! I haven't tried the Brown Sugar Pecan Shortbread yet - can't wait!

Tammy said...

I loved these too.

Linda said...

I felt the same about these delicious treats --- definitely one of my TWD favs. Fantastic job on your cookies!

Tami said...

MMM! Both types of cookies look great!

I didn't have time to bake the TWD cookies this week but I'm going to try do it sometime in the near future.

Karen said...

I was surprised at how good this flavor combination was, too!

Amanda said...

Well they look gorgeous! I liked these cookies more than I thought I would. I keep nibbling at them LOL

farah said...

These cookies are delicious. I wish i still had some left :)

Stacey said...

I agree about the cookies being AWESOME!

Carol Peterman said...

Oh, head to head shortbread. Darn, I wish I had thought of that. I really need to start working on my catch up recipes; we only have about three more years of baking. They both look great. I am glad to know to expect tasty results when I do get around to the pecan shortbread.

Judy said...

I haven't made the pecan shortbread yet, but it seems I should add it to the list. Which one was your favorite?