Tuesdays With Dorie Coconut Butter Thins


I am a procrastinator baker.  If there is dusting to be done, I bake cookies.  Pictures to be hung?  I make bread.  Toilets to cleaned?  I must find a use for those browning bananas.

So this weekend when the floors desperately needed to be swept and mopped, I found myself in the kitchen once again baking up this week’s Tuesday’s with Dorie selection, Coconut Butter Thins.

This is a recipe I wouldn’t have chosen on my own, which makes me glad to be baking along with a group.  Just like being in a book club, you are forced to leave your comfort zone and are often pleasantly surprised.  With these cookies, I was surprised that they were so good.  Like a shortbread in the sense that the basis is only butter, flour, and sugar, they are then turned into a kind of tropical butter thin with the addition of lime zest, coconut, macadamia nuts and coriander.

When I baked these, they did spread out into ‘thins”.  I baked one pan a little longer than the other just to compare, and the first stayed softer than the ones that browned and got a little crispy on the edges.  They tasted really good both ways, I think.  I liked them more than I thought, and every time I eat a little piece of one, I have to finish off the rest.  That can be good and bad.

So, if you’ve got some sheets to change today, hop on over to Jayne’s blog, The Barefoot Kitchen Witch, and get the recipe for these yummy cookies.

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14 thoughts on “Tuesdays With Dorie Coconut Butter Thins

  1. Your Coconut Butter Thins look really good – crisp on the outside and delicate. I have reservations about the recipe but I’m going to try again.

  2. I like the way yours spread out–I think you achieved the lacy look Dorie speaks of…bet they are wonderfully delicate…Mine were melt in your mouth good, but …well, sturdier. Lovely.

  3. I think I may be a procratinating baker too…I can’t seem to get anything done. Somehow ….I always have baked goods stacked up on my counter. The toilets can wait! 😉 Your cookies look just like mine. GOOD and TASTY!

  4. Your cookies look great! I was also pleasantly surprised by these — I came in with zero expectations, and left feeling like these are among my favorite cookies. OH, I think I am a procrastination baker (and procrastination cleaner, reader, exerciser, etc) as well.

  5. I think your cookies look exactly the way mine were supposed to! And, hmmm, I’ve been known to bake instead of dust…mop… straighten up…much much more rewarding! (Thanks for visiting, too. I like the way your blog is set up. Three plates of cookies at once!)

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