March 31, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie: Coconut Butter Thins

Jayne of The Barefoot Kitchen Witch chose Coconut Butter Thins (check out Jayne's post; it's adorable!) as this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe.


First, I have to say that I don't know how all the other TWD'ers bake these recipes week after week. I simply don't have the time or the energy to bake every single week. Though, I WANT to and I have good intentions to...often, I buy all the ingredients but end up missing the Tuesday deadline for baking & posting.

Like Jayne, I had a helper this week too. Since Jerad was home all day, he so graciously made the cookie dough for me. He measured and creamed and zested and chopped. God love him.

Nevertheless, at 7:45 pm, I'd yet to bake the cookies. You see, Jerad didn't really read the recipe that carefully, so he just put all the dough into a large baggie and stuck it in the fridge. He didn't see the part about shaping the dough in a log before chilling. So, I had to let the dough soften, shape into logs, and re-chill for a couple hours before baking. At 7:45, I was still in the re-chill stage.

No worries, though. (And, I still REALLY appreciate that Jerad helped me out!)

My finished cookies didn't keep their rectangular shape as they baked. Still, they are very good--delicate and buttery, flavored with macadamia nuts and lime zest.

6 comments:

Marthe said...

It's wonderful to have a helper!!
Your cookies looks perfect to me, I really liked them!

Leslie said...

They look delicious! I also have trouble carving out the time to bake every week. I keep reminding myself that I really do enjoy it!

Teanna said...

They look fantastic!!! Glad you had some help... I wish I did!

Tracey said...

I love when I have a kitchen helper :) Your cookies look wonderful.

pinkstripes said...

Your cookies look great. I loved them.

TeaLady said...

Lucky you to have a helper. And your cookies look great - nice and lacey and fragile.

I think I may have to go with every other week from now on - too many sweets in the house...