I’m not very good at making cake. Well, at the actual *baking* of the cake, I am ok, but I am not great at decorating. Much better at cupcakes. 🙂 But, once per year, I do actually make a cake, and seeing the combination of chocolate and coconut is one of my favorites, I decided to make this one here. The Mountain of Malt Balls is to hide my not-so-pretty frosting job.
OK, so these cookies aren’t *really* florentines — those super thin and crispy cookies that are almost like lace, but these are oh so good nevertheless. Sort of a combination of a regular chocolate chip cookie and a florentine. And super coconut-y as well. These may just become one of my standard “go to” cookie as well as they are really fool proof to make.
Cookie inspiration in the summer time can be a little harder. It’s too hot to bake, I don’t necessarily want to use chocolate and cinnamon because those are “winter flavors” (who am I kidding … chocolate is any time!) so when I came across a lime and coconut cookie, I thought that this combo might be a good idea. It’s like some of my other thumbprint cookies, but uses the tropical flavors. Not the prettiest, but they taste damn good.
Another weekend, another cookie experiment. I had actually intended to make a completely different type of cookie today — blueberry lemon pinwheel cookies — but my heart wasn’t in it apparently and I has a spectacular cookie fail. So I started from scratch, let my mind wander and ended up with these. If you can’t find the fine shread unsweeted desicated coconut, the shreaded sweetended will do as well. Simple to make and is fairly small batch (ended up with about 36 cookies).
So what do you make when you can’t decide whether you are more in the mood for brownies or more in the mood for cookies? Well, Brookies of course. Brownies on the bottom, and in this case *coconut* cookie dough on top, and just for good measure, a sprinkling of mini-chocolate chips. That should sort both cravings, I assume!