Um…how to put this without sounding blasphemous…what was the point of these cookies? The answer to that one completely escaped me. I suppose it has more than a little to do with the fact that I am just not a big fan of butter cookies. Still. They had a generous helping of coconut but you couldn’t taste the flavor of the coconut (frankly, a plus for me) which brings us back to the original question. We added coconut just for the subtle texture? They weren’t attractive or even consistently unattractive. Some -from the same baking sheet!– looked sort of like shortbread while others (see below) didn’t look like anything appealing.
Shocking that there was no photo of these in the book…
Posters on the P&Q commented heavily on the appearance but generally seemed to love the flavor. I didn’t have high expectations but I left out the nuts to give them a fighting chance with my nut-averse taste buds. And you know what. They were fine. Just plain old fine. The husband and son #1 liked them well enough but there were several in the cookie jar a full two days later. And I only made half a batch. I really cannot envision when or why I would make these again. As easy as they were, the effort still outweighed the result. C’est la vie.
Clearly one of these so-so cookies wasn’t going to hold me for the week. So, I opened another loophole. I decided a rewind recipe counted for my weekly TWD. It is an official TWD recipe and I do not consider one raggedy butter cookie an official serving of dessert by any stretch of the term. I am treading dangerously close to Patty territory here but I stand by that logic. My belly full of Gooey Chocolate Cake and ice cream will back me up.
(terrible picture taken at night before cake hastily eaten)
If the Gooey Chocolate Cake (and ice cream!) is the price of admission to hell, book my trip. And, who are we kidding? Everyone who knows me in the least realizes that the Lent thing for me is convenient form of self-discipline and nothing more. A way to get back on track after a long indulgent winter. The religious underpinnings are far from my mind. So, I am not going to hell. Woo hoo.
If you haven’t made these, get on it. Now. Tonight. I know you have the ingredients in your pantry. They take about 8 seconds and are guaranteed to make any day better. Even Colin ate one. Need I say more?
Thanks to Jayne of the Barefoot Kitchen Witch for picking a cookie where you can’t taste the coconut. Next week: Banana Cream Pie! April should be a doozy.