Friday, April 6, 2018

TEST COOKIE - Coconut Castaway Cookies.... a spring, summer, picnic treat? - Well, Not yet!

A spring cookie!  I decided to try and make this cookie while out and about.. thrift store shopping... I fell in love with this cookie... Light, crunchy and soft!  A bit like a snickerdoodle.... but better.  I COULD NOT find a recipe, so I reached out to a facebook cooking group... and behold..... someone new exactly what I was looking for... BUT the technique of how to make them was missing.....

TIPS:  (suggested, I'll do this next time)
Use sweetened coconut.... toast it too, but watch that oven.. I nearly burnt it.
It needs more sugar too!
for a crispy cookie, I would suggest melting the fat prior to adding to the sugar and egg...
Don't over whip the mixture.
Bake longer - Depending on your 'fickle' oven
and don't do what I did... Used Bread Flour.... - Shame on me - wondering why the texture was off...


Toasted the Coconut - a Must

 Easy drop cookie!

How to Make Lemon Coconut Snickerdoodles:

2 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 c sugar
3/4 c coconut (Tip:  Use Sweetened Coconut)
1 c butter, softened (TIP:  melt it first, y'all get a crisper cookie)
eggs
1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp grated lemon rind

Combine all ingredients. Beat at low speed until well mixed, 2 to 4 minutes.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 400 degrees for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

So what do I think? - They do taste GOOD,, with a hint of Lemon and  coconut adds nice texture... 

 Browned very nice too.... These cookies like convention.




bottom line!  they taste good!  I was looking for a crispy cookie, on the outside and sweeter.. I think it needs more sugar...... I will work on perfecting, as this cookie has great flavor. 




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