I know I didn’t come up with a dorky play-on-words title this time – it’s kind of hard to do that with some recipes. I mean, can you think of anything cutesy and catchy for coconut butter thins??? I really can’t…plus, it’s been one heck of a week and to be perfectly honest, I’m tired of thinking. So if it’s alright with you, I’ll just go with the obvious, no-thinking-required post title. Thank you.

This week, Jayne of The Barefoot Kitchen Witch chose Coconut Butter Thins. These are a really thin, crunchy, almost lacy-like cookie with bits of coconut and macadamia nuts and a little lime zest. The recipe also calls for a pinch of Coriander, but I decided to walk on the wild side and try a little curry powder in mine – very odd, yes, but it worked!  Mine were also pretty salty (which I LOVED) because I used coarse sea salt- yum! These go into the oven as perfect little shortbread-looking squares, but they spread a little during baking, and come out more flattened and crisp. A nice surprise! You can really taste the lime zest, and surprisingly, you sort of forget that coconut is even in there! I couldn’t even taste it! I think these would be great as a late night snack with a cup of hot tea – they’re so dainty and crisp.

If you would like the recipe, head over to Jayne’s blog . And BE SURE to check my blog out next Tuesday because it’s MY TURN to pick the TWD recipe!!!  I’m so stinking excited! Banana Cream Pie chosen by yours truly comin’ your way next week!!! Don’t miss it!



  1. Great job! Your cookies look wonderful. I’m really looking forward to your pick next week!

    By the way, I’m making the King Arthur brownies tonight (which I saw for the first time on your blog) and can’t wait to try one!! 🙂


    Comment by Tracey — March 30, 2009 @ 9:03 PM

  2. Woot, woot! 🙂 Can’t wait for next week! Your coconut thins are adorable!!


    Comment by Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart — March 30, 2009 @ 9:23 PM

  3. Oh! HO! great cookies… and great pick too! Banana cream pie! Can’t wait! LOL


    Comment by Vibi — March 31, 2009 @ 6:45 AM

  4. Awesome changes! I really want to try curry powder, and I think using flaky sea salt would be a great contrast to the sweetness of the coconut. Can’t wait for next week!


    Comment by Leslie — March 31, 2009 @ 7:20 AM

  5. I loved these cookies. Looking forward to the banana pie!! Great job on your cookies.


    Comment by peggy — March 31, 2009 @ 3:40 PM

  6. I’ve never made banana cream pie. I’m excited. Your cookies look good. The course salt is a great idea to combat what I thought was super sweetness. I really tasted the coconut. I wonder if it’s different brands?


    Comment by Angela@SpinachTiger — March 31, 2009 @ 5:51 PM

  7. curry powder?! you’re way to brave girl.. these must have been spicy!…


    Comment by Sihan — March 31, 2009 @ 5:52 PM

  8. Oooh! Can’t wait to see what you pick next week!


    Comment by Nikki — March 31, 2009 @ 6:05 PM

  9. These are so good and i’ve been making myself extra cups of tea to justify having more cookies 🙂

    Your cookies look great, so glad you enjoyed them 🙂


    Comment by farah — April 1, 2009 @ 7:44 AM

  10. The cookies look great and I can’t WAIT for the banana creme pie! Can you believe I’ve never, ever had banana creme pie???


    Comment by TEanna — April 1, 2009 @ 7:45 AM

  11. The curry sounds brilliant! These cookies were so good.


    Comment by Wendy — April 1, 2009 @ 9:46 AM

  12. Love the idea of sea salt…your cookies look so delicious!

    Amy, I’m very excited about your pick next week— that pie recipe is to die for!


    Comment by Linda @ tender crumb — April 1, 2009 @ 12:24 PM

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