You know that pride thing.
That pride thing that goes before the fall thing.
Yesterday I began making my TWD Coconut Butter Thins that Jayne from The Barefoot Kitchen Witch selected.
I wasn’t very anxious to make these. They have cardamom in it. And lime zest. And coconut.
This combo didn’t sound very appetizing, but since I don’t want to be a slacker all the time, and since I have been doing this since June of last year, I wasn’t about to let a bit of lime zest and cardamom get in my way.
And besides, they are cookies. Do you know how many cookies I have made in my lifetime?
I could do this in the dark.
With one eye covered.
And both hands behind my back.
So, I whizzed my nuts and coconut, because I don’t like lumps in my cookies unless they are chocolate lumps.
I zested my lime.
I rolled my dough inside a gallon baggie.
I chilled the dough.
I cut the dough.
I docked the dough.
I put the dough in the oven, making sure that I rotated them half way through.
And you know what happened?
That whole falling thing that comes right after the pride thing.
You see the recipe said that these cookies should not have any color, just slightly brown around the edges.
I had cookies that spread.
Cookies that didn’t spread.
Cookies that were mostly brown.
Cookies that were light brown.
And cookies that were just a wee bit brown.
All on one sheet pan.
So I began to wonder out loud what in the world was going on.
I reread the recipe only to find out that I had the oven to hot.
So I backed it down a bit, opened the oven to let some heat out, and baked the second batch.
They were a bit better.
They were better, but still brown around the edges.
So I put in the last batch, and didn’t bake them as long.
You know how many ‘good’ cookies I got from the last batch???
But that isn’t the worst part.
The worst part of it is, I have a head cold, and I can’t taste a thing.
Not a blessed thing!
So, I have packaged these good, bad, and ugly cookies up and put them in the freezer for a time when my head isn’t full of gook and I can taste them.
If you would like the recipe, because I am quite sure they taste phenomenal, go check out Jayne’s blog.
Just make sure when you bake these you actually read the recipe.
It will be better for your ego that way.