Coconut Butter Thins-TwD…

This week’s recipe for Coconut Butter Thins was chosen by Jayne of The Barefoot Kitchen Witch. The ingredients for these cookies scream summer being comprised of lime zest, coconut and macadamia nuts. We had snow here in Ohio on Sunday, so I am not really stocked up with warm weather kitchen essentials. Instead of running to the market, I improvised using the items I had in my pantry and the flavor of these cookies was still divine! I subbed out the macadamia nuts for almonds, the lime for lemon and the coriander for…nothing.

If any of you know me at all, you know that I can be a tad bit obsessive compulsive so these cookies became my nemesis when I discovered how much they spread in the oven. Ya see, I wanted perfectly square cookies, but my first batch left me with blob like shapes…this irked me so I decided to change the cooking method. For my second batch I put the cut cookies in the freezer and my baking sheet in the fridge for 45 minutes, I also decreased the cooking temperature to 315 degrees. This time the cookies did not spread as much, but still expanded a bit! I headed over and read the P&Q thread in its entirety and realized this was a common problem expressed by several TwD members. Eventually I surrendered to the spread and just finished baking the 1/2 recipe that I made. These are really tasty cookies and would blend harmoniously with a mug of hot tea…which would be perfect for this chilly Ohio weather.

Are you curious if all TwD had the spreading problem? If so, check out the TwD blogroll and get clicking to find out! For the recipe head on over to Jayne’s blog or flip to page 145 in Baking: From My Home to Yours!

23 Responses to “Coconut Butter Thins-TwD…”

  1. SiHaN — March 30, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Mine spread too! so maybe i shld decrease the baking temperature as well. but these were so good though.


  2. Mermaid Sweets — March 30, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Such a cute picture – love the spring colored ribbon.


  3. Danielle — March 31, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Your cookies came out great good job!


  4. Pamela — March 31, 2009 at 6:27 am

    Love the green ribbon! So pretty. These were a great cookie and go so well with the tea I am having right now! Yum.


  5. Debbie — March 31, 2009 at 8:53 am

    They just look so delicious!


  6. Eliana — March 31, 2009 at 9:34 am

    All you hard work paid off because your cookies are the cutest thing ever.


  7. Ingrid — March 31, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Ha,ha surrendering to the spread! That’s what I’m doing but a different spread!!!! Spread or not they look tasty!


  8. Cathy — March 31, 2009 at 10:31 am

    You picture with the green ribbon is gorgeous! We loved these cookies too.


  9. Prudy — March 31, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Oh boy, now I want some more!


  10. chocolatechic — March 31, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Your in Ohio too?


    I purchased a lime from Aldi last week in anticipation of this recipe.

    I had everything else. Your cookies look great.


  11. Jennifer — March 31, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    We had snow, too, ugh.
    I really liked these and mine did not spread too much, never got really lacy or really thin. They were more shortbread-y but very delicious.


  12. Leslie — March 31, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Embrace the spread! Your cookies look delicious so a little spread is no big deal!


  13. Flourchild — March 31, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Great looking the ribbon too!


  14. Elyse — March 31, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    I love how you’ve changed up the recipe! It sounds absolutely delicious. And they look so pretty and dainty. I hate cookie spread, too, but sometimes, it’s so hard to prevent!


  15. Tracey — March 31, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Great picture. I love the spring colors :)


  16. vibi — April 1, 2009 at 7:11 am

    LOL LOL Spreading, shmreading!

    Would just eat the darn cookie and relax! LOL LOL

    They are just as perfect as everything you do, Jamie! Why worry!?

    Plus… some things in life are just as beautiful with a twist of rusticity! ya know… natural imprefections? But ya, I can understand the “bug” of a perfectionnist!


  17. Teanna — April 1, 2009 at 8:36 am

    They totally scream summer! They’d be great alongside a pina colada! They look delicious!


  18. Amanda — April 1, 2009 at 8:48 am

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


  19. leanne — April 1, 2009 at 10:34 am

    I am with the others – embrace the spread because they are worth it. Although I did try to get them to not spread as much!


  20. Carla — April 1, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    First, your blog layout is really cute! Did you design it or got it custom made?

    Second, lovely cookies! Yours doesn’t look as thin as mine. In fact, I would prefer yours. Maybe I should have put the cookie sheet in the freezer as well. I live in PA, so I hear ya on the snow. Ours came Sunday night/Monday morning. Now we just have rain.


  21. TeaLady — April 1, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Mine didn’t spread but a smidgen. Yours look really tasty all stacked and tied with a ribbon.


  22. oneordinaryday — April 2, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    What a great presentation for your tasty cookies.


  23. ashley — February 2, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    these look really good


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