This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Jayne of The Barefoot Kitchen Witch. She chose Dorie’s Coconut Butter Thins located on page 145 in Baking: From My Home to Yours. I was very excited to make this recipe because I love coconut, lime, and macadamia nuts. You put them all together in one recipe, there is no way that I couldn’t like it.
When these cookies were baking the smell reminded me of key lime pie. One of the most perfect smells in the world. To bring out more of a lime flavor, I took Dorie’s advice and rubbed the lime zest it with the sugar before creaming it with the softened butter. While making the dough, I was so happy that there were no eggs in the batter. That meant that I could just sit there and eat the dough as much as I wanted. It was tasty.
Since I was running behind making this recipe, I decided that I was going to put it in my shortbread pan instead of rolling it out. The cookies turned out great. They were a little hard to get out of the pan, but they eventually came out and nothing was stuck to the pan. The flavor of the cookies was perfect. They had a nice hint of coconut, with a refreshing lime flavor, and some nutty saltiness from the nuts. PERFECT 🙂