TwD: COCONUT BUTTER THINS

Up until the age of about 20 or so, asked my favorite food, and I would respond: coconut. Beyond this one word, I could never decide how I liked it best, whether sweetened and shredded or nibbled fresh from the hull. So I've been looking forward to Jayne's pick this week even though shortbread is not my favorite.

I ran into a few bumps. Believe it or not, the grocery store had zero macadamia nuts. I had no coriander, and only unsweetened coconut in the house (and again, none at the store. I guess this is what I get for trying to shop for baking goodies at a health food store.) So I decided to use slivered almonds, unsweetened coconut, and lots of lime zest.
The cookies were very crumbly, both before and after baking. I wasn't able to prick them with a fork before baking. Any and all attempts to softly press down resulted in a huge crevice and many unsightly cracks and crumbs. I was even caught "cleaning" up these crumbs as I chatted on the phone with a "What are you eating?" Oopsy. My cookies didn't turn out to be that attractive, but they did taste good. I think my mom, who loves shortbread, would be able to appreciate them much more than I can, even with the coconut.

These little squares disappeared way too quickly. I nibbled away all night thinking of lime in da coconut pie. And the boy who isn't here, but at his home many 100s of miles away. So the cookies, and all the crumbs, were put to very good use.

5 comments:

pinkstripes said...

We loved these cookies. I think unsweetened coconut was a good substitution and almonds are always yummy.

Teanna said...

I think they look great! They are completely addictive!

Karen said...

I had some crumbling, too. Good thing this didn't have eggs!

Amanda said...

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

Mom said...

Too bad I wasn't there to have some nibbles with you. You know how I love shortbread!