Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TWD: Coconut Butter Thins

Okay. As you already know if you're reading with ANY regularity here, I. Love. Shortbread.
I love to make them, I love to eat them and now? Now I love to photograph them. Food porn, that's what this is all about, isn't it?

This is so similar to the brown sugar pecan shortbreads...but these are enhanced with lime--leaving flecks of green in the dough--, coriander, coconut and macadamias.

I'll be honest. I cannot quite pick out the macadamias--so maybe I should have gone with something different, but mostly I am determined to follow these to the T. This is my learn to bake year.

Anyway. Here's the secret of good shortbread: DON'T OVERMIX! I love the rolling out in the zip-lock...this is such a neat and clean recipe. Into the fridge overnight..bake before I head out the door, take to office, reap the reward of praise as people devour them.

My one recipe note--Dorie says they turn into something lacy. Not mine...They just turned into nice shortbreads...Nice, delicious shortbreads..Cannot complain about that!

I love coconut. I love lime. I love coriander. Those three tastes totally make this cookie for me. What if I sprinkle the macadamias on TOP of the cookies next time???

Eat up. Visit the other TWD bakers, too! Check it out. Especially check out Jayne of The Barefoot Kitchen Witch. She picked this week's recipe--and you can find it there OR in Baking from My Home to Yours.


dorie said...

they look great! so neat and pretty. and yes, putting the macadamias on top would be nice

angela@spinachtiger said...

Your squares look so much better than mine. But we enjoyed the cookies. I just made really small ones and really big ones for fun.

Leslie said...

Yours look PERFECT! I am so impressed with how they held their shape. We really loved these...a lot...maybe too much!

Karen said...

Are you anti-nut? I have to say the macadamias were my favorite part! On top would work.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!! I love how they retained their perfect square shapes with the fork marks in them.

Anonymous said...

Your cookies look great! I loved these cookies (better than the pecan brown sugar ones.)

Linda said...

Such pretty perfect squares! I ended up with very different looking cookies, but they were delicious nonetheless.

Jayne said...

Mine weren't lacy either. And I'm with you - I LOVE shortbread, too. Great job!