Tuesdays with Dorie: Coconut Butter Thins

March 31, 2009 at 2:11 am | Posted in cookies & bars, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 53 Comments

coconut butter thins

If Jayne of The Barefoot Kitchen Witch hadn’t chosen Coconut Butter Thins for TWD, I probably never would have baked them.  Even though they’re made with some of my favorite things– coconut, coriander and macadamias– they just didn’t sound “substantial” enough for me to have paid them real consideration.  I would have missed out, because although they aren’t too fancy, they were just right in so many ways.  Just right with lemon curd sandwiched between them; just right with a little bowl of ice cream; just right all on their own.  They were golden, crispy, buttery and a little crumbly.  Mine didn’t turn lacy like Dorie said they would in her intro description, but that could have been because I parked them in the freezer before baking so they’d hold their square shape.

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, or read The Barefoot Kitchen Witch.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. I’m always looking for a new recipe to use coconut in and these look awesome. Dorie has the most wonderful recipes.

  2. ta photo me donne juste le goût d’en refaire tellement, je les ai aimés !

  3. These sound delicious! I probably wouldn’t have made them either, as I’m not keen on very thin, lacy cookies. So very good to know a bit of time in the freezer helps them hold their shape! How long would you recommend? K x

  4. Glad you made them after all!! They sound great!! 🙂

  5. I loved these too!

  6. These are just decadent!

  7. Oh! Boy… the things we’d miss if it weren’t for other TWDers’ venture! You’re right… I would not have chosen them either, but know now, I would truly have missed something!

    Delicate, beautiful, super thin and well… simmply perfect, Steph!

  8. I probably wouldn’t have made these either, what a loss that would have been! I wish mine had held their shape like yours. Great job 🙂

  9. I was thinking the same thing— I didn’t give these cookies enough credit when I first read the recipe. They are absolutely delicious! Ice cream sounds like a perfect accompaniament for these delicious cookies!

  10. Love your blog! These look really delicious.

  11. Just Right! Liked it too with ice cream. Just right photo too. See you soon.

  12. Beautiful!

  13. I probably would have skipped these too for the same reasons. They weren’t my favorite but I did enjoy them and I’m glad I tried. Your cookies look perfect!

  14. Those look so good.

  15. I agree — I never would have made these, but I’m so grateful that I did. They are among my favorite cookies ever now. Yours look beautiful — glad you enjoyed!

  16. Your photo is so pretty — they look so tempting all stacked up in a buttery tower.

  17. They look just perfect!!

  18. I stacked my cookies up too! I love the look of yours..very nice!

  19. I knew if anyone could get a gorgeous shot of these cookies, it would be you! These were PERFECT with ice cream!

  20. I did very much like the crumbly part of the shortbread. Yours look spectacular.

  21. So pretty! I love how yours turned out!

  22. beautiful pictures! well done!

  23. They look perfect and beautiful. I didn’t understand the “lacey” bit, cause mine didn’t turn out anything like “lacey” but I loved them.

  24. I wouldn’t have made these on my own, either and what a loss that would have been! I think your freezer time helped your cookies keep their shape. Nicely done!

  25. Oh…they are thin and gorgeous.

  26. yummy these look delicious!

  27. Another gorgeous photo. I love TWD – so many things I would never have tried on my own.

  28. How perfect are those cookies of yours! Wow. Love them.

  29. I loved them too !!!

  30. Those look really good. Nice job.

  31. Lovely photo and recipe. Tuesdays seem so much better with these posts!

  32. I liked these a lot, too. The combination of flavors was new to me, and I was pleasantly surprised!

  33. yumm! i bet these are amazing texturally and flavor-wise!

  34. Yours look like they turned out perfectly! 🙂

  35. mine werent lacy either – but I also put them in the freezer before baking and also rolled them out a little thicker. I loved them

  36. Wow, your thins look beautiful! I’m glad that they didn’t turn lacy; I like a cookie with a bit of bite. Plus, they sound so fantastic with that ice cream, or better yet, the lemon curd you mentioned!!

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

  38. Pretty picture..can imagine how nice they must have tasted with lemon curd! Mmmmmmmmmmmm…

  39. I wouldn’t have made them either, so I’m glad Jayne picked them! I love the texture of these cookies. And the taste too, of course. Mine didn’t turnout lacey either, and I didn’t rechill them before baking. Yours look scrumptious!

  40. Love your picture. Perfect cookies stacked so pretty. I loved these cookies. Lemon curd sounds delicious

  41. Your cookies look wonderful! And you’re right. They are perfect with anything or by themselves.

  42. Ooo – these with lemon curd sound fabulous. Or ice cream. Dangit, I should have thought of that! Yours look just perfect.

  43. Anything with coconut and I’m sold!


  44. I love being surprised with a recipe I didn’t expect much from. It makes me wonder how many other recipes I would love in other books, that I just flip right past.

  45. They were just delish! I will make them again. I added 2 T less butter, a high altitude adjustment that has been working for me. I loved the gallon bag rolling trick, it was the best. I’m going to visit my daughter in Chicago soon, you can be sure a tin of these will find their way in my carry on. They are too good not to share.

  46. I have just spent the last 15 minutes drooling over every recipe in your blog!! My house needs cleaning–but I want to bake! Thanks for the inspiration.

  47. I love coconut!!! These I MUST try!!!

  48. Those look absolutely delicious!

  49. I love anything with coconut! These look like an amazing treat.

    This is one of my favourite coconut oil recipes: http://meghantelpnerblog.com/2009/03/31/banana-coconut-almond-heaven/

  50. Glad I forced you to make these! 🙂 And especially glad you enjoyed them. Thanks for baking with me!

  51. Beautiful photography as always! And now I may be forced to actually make these 🙂

  52. Wow! These look great. I love the photo of the stack.

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