Coconut Butter Thins (Tuesdays with Dorie)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Food Librarian - Coconut Butter Thins (Tuesdays with Dorie)
Coconut Butter Thins

For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection, Jayne of The Barefoot Kitchen Witch selected on Coconut Butter Thins on page 145 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.

Food Librarian - Coconut Butter Thins (Tuesdays with Dorie)
This recipe calls for lime zest but I forgot to buy one and used a Meyer lemon instead. The dough was easy to put together in the morning, roll out and let it chill out in the refrig. I came home from work, cut them out and baked them off. Dorie has you cut them into squares with a ruler and all...but my blob of dough was so misshaped I thought circles might be easier!

Food Librarian - Coconut Butter Thins (Tuesdays with Dorie)
They were light and buttery. Coconut, lemon zest, & macadamia nuts!
Be sure to check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers!

P.S. Happy Birthday Dad!
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Pearl said... [Reply to comment]

oh my gosh. ohhh my gosh!

Sihan said... [Reply to comment]

prettiest i've seen them yet. I guess cutting them in circles may have added advantages! beautiful!!!

Deeba PAB said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday to your dad...hope his day is wonderful. I'm not a huge fan of coconut, but these are looking so light & delicious, that I would like coconut just for them!

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

Mary, the cookies look so perfect. I like how you made circles instead.

Marthe said... [Reply to comment]

I did cut my cookies in square, but had no ruler at hand... So I had square cookies in different sizes ;)

Heather S-G said... [Reply to comment]

These are beautiful...and the ever elusive Meyer Lemon pops up again!

Patricia Scarpin said... [Reply to comment]

These look so delicate! I love baking with coconut, gotta try these sometime!

mike said... [Reply to comment]

Another "non-spreader"! Very nice! Interesting how they kept their shape... mine spread horribly. Still very good though. Love the circle shape. Happy Birthday to your dad!

farah said... [Reply to comment]

These look great :)

vibi said... [Reply to comment]

OH! COOL! Happy Birthday Food Librarian DAD!!! Hope you got to taste those wonderful cookies! (but perhaps you got something even more special from the Librarian!?)

(I hope he reads your blog, and sees all these messages!)

Nicely done, Mary... very courageous to have used a cutter!

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

See, this is what I envisioned for my cookies --- they're beautiful Mary!

Happy B-day Mary's Dad!

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

YUM! they look delicious!

Peggy said... [Reply to comment]

Oh I love that you made your round!! My square ones did not come out all the same size for some reason. Some spread more than others. Yours look great!!!

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

Mmm coconut anything is my favourite. These look awesome.

RecipeGirl said... [Reply to comment]

These are getting some great reviews. Can't wait to try them out. Yours turned out beautifully!

Isabelle Lambert said... [Reply to comment]

franchement magnifiques ! on dirait qu'ils sortent directement d'une p√Ętisserie :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

The circles look like a fine shape! Nice job.

tavolini said... [Reply to comment]

Those look great, like they would just melt in your mouth!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I don't think you've ever made anything that didn't look perfect Mary! How do you do it? :)

Mumsy said... [Reply to comment]

They look perfect. So, so, pretty.

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

These cookies and your photos look fabulous. Can't wait to try these on my own.

Banjo said... [Reply to comment]

They look lovely!

Flourchild said... [Reply to comment]

Awww Happy Birthday to your dad, how special! YOur cookies looks grand, nice job!

Judy said... [Reply to comment]

Love the circles! Next time you need limes, let me know, and I'll send some to you.

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

What dainty little cookies these are! Love the coconut and macadamia's in them. :)

Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

I love the circle shape and I think that Meyer lemon is always appropriate. They look absolutely fantastic, just like everything on your blog.

Kimberly Johnson said... [Reply to comment]

Your cookies look wonderful!

Cathy said... [Reply to comment]

Your cookies are picture perfect -- they should go into the next edition of "Baking."

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

I love this entry.

Short, sweet, and beautiful pictures to back it all up!

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

It was kind of fun measuring and slicing 32 little squares, but the circles look so pretty! Great job.

sweetlifeinthevalley said... [Reply to comment]

We love butter cookies at our house. These look amazing. They are now on our baking list for this week.

chocolatechic said... [Reply to comment]

Brilliant idea to use a cookie cutter!

Yours are just lovely!

Amy of Sing For Your Supper said... [Reply to comment]

Ooooh, I love the pretty round shape! These look perfect!


Irene said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday to your dad! Can I take these without the coconut? :)

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

delicious! I really like lemon and coconut. so good !

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Love the circle shape!

Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

So pretty in round shapes...and you got some nice color on yours, too! I just bought four meyer lemons because I saw them in Whole Foods, and you've been inspiring me to try them. I'm going to make your cake first, I think. Happy Birthday to your Dad!

Leslie said... [Reply to comment]

These look great as round cookies! Weren't they yummy?

The Blonde Duck said... [Reply to comment]

I knew your pics would be gorgeous!

Jin Hooi said... [Reply to comment]

wow.. ur cookies look great !!! I should have make mine in circles too .. haha

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

The circles look great--much prettier than my squares!

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

I love the look of the circles. I went with lemon, too and I LOVED these little suckers!

Molly Loves Paris said... [Reply to comment]

Those are gorgeous!

Andrea said... [Reply to comment]

Those look lovely. I think I actually love the idea of lemon even instead of the lime. Yum!

margot said... [Reply to comment]

They look lovely, I like the round cookie cutter idea.

Welcome to our crazy blessed life said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday to your dad! :) Love your little round cookies!

Liz said... [Reply to comment]

I like the circles! I was a mindless sheep and didn't even consider other shapes. Baaa!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday to your dad!!! These are the most chicest ever. They look amazing esp against the pink backdrop!

Elyse said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, your cookies look so dainty and delicious! I wish I could have one or five right now.

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

they're beautiful!

dorie said... [Reply to comment]

yours cookies are so beautiful, you can almost taste their butteriness and feel their light crunch just looking at your pictures

Teanna said... [Reply to comment]

Hahah I think the circle shapes look great! They look fantastic!

Engineer Baker said... [Reply to comment]

How purdy! Love the circles.

Carol Peterman/TableFare said... [Reply to comment]

They looks so delicate and lacey and I want one.

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

Your cookies look perfect, just like everything else you bake!

TeaLady said... [Reply to comment]

I like them round. They look so light and delicious. I tried to cut into diamonds, but didn't have the angle right, so ended up with squares. Great job.

Coco Cake Land said... [Reply to comment]

YUM! did you make these for your dad?? i often bake for my dad, though he shouldn't be eating too many buttery sugary things... ! it's great to have people to bake for.

Shari said... [Reply to comment]

I love your circle cookies! Pretty stack!

Jaime said... [Reply to comment]

i love how you made rounds!

April said... [Reply to comment]

I adore all Meyer lemon love, so good! I think I like the circle shape better than the squares too.

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