Each time I direct my family's attention to a new blog posting, I get the same responses: "very cool!" (dad), "love the pictures!" (mom) and "why didn't I get any of that?" (brother). So this week, I decided to make my TWD recipe a little early so that I could share with my brother and his girlfriend when I met them for dinner on Sunday night.
Sure enough, when I showed up at 'inoteca, he nearly pounced on the shopping bag in my hand. "Is that for me?" he cried lunging across the table. "Um not unless you thought I was bringing you some eye cream," I replied tucking the bag under my seat. "But this is." I produced a plastic bag full of the coconut butter thins and passed them across the table.
Approximately forty five seconds after leaving the restaurant, my phone buzzed with a text message. "I've already had four cookies," wrote my brother. "And girlfriend just grabbed three...which is funny because she doesn't even like coconut." I can't say I was surprised--though Dorie named these cookies Coconut Butter Thins, the coconut flavor is really quite subtle. It's actually the lime, macadamia nuts and butter that steal the show flavor-wise. Mine weren't exactly "thins" either, as you can see in the photo above. Even though they spread like crazy in the oven, I ended up with a thick, shortbread-like cookie. Overall, I thought that they were tasty, but not my favorite. Though they sure made my brother happy.