Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tropical peanut butter cookies

What do you think about when you think about tropical?

Coco-loco... that is, coconut!

Now look at them, at those little beauties with a criss-cross pattern on top

what, you don't see any difference between them and a regular PB cookie? oh well, the difference is in the inside! and its name is...

Coconut peanut butter! which is nothing else but butter made of peanuts and coconut...


As you can see, the texture is not the same as in regular peanut butter, actually it's a bit hard to work with when it's at room temperature. But if you heat it up for a bit... you smell heaven... a mixture between regular PB smell and the bliss of coconut scent which got transformed into delicious cookies. 

Now, if you don't have access to coconut peanut butter or just don't want to buy it (i got mine as part of a prize i won on a blog), I bet adding a bit of coconut oil, coconut cream or coconut milk to the regular peanut butter cookie recipe does the trick. Try it! It's a great flavor combination that your taste buds need to explore. 

1/2 cup coconut peanut butter
1/4 cup regular peanut butter (for softness and more fat)
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 F
Cream the butters and sugar together until creamy and smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the flour mixing well with a spatula. You should be able to roll the dough into balls with your hands without it sticking. (I used a 1/2 tablespoon measure to scoop out the dough). 

Once you have your round and shiny balls, make the criss-cross pattern on them... why? I don't know, for fun or for good looks... 

Bake for 10 min or until set. 
Enjoy, lick your fingers, taste that hint of coconut and fall in love with it... 


Busoooon said...

Good, good, patates amb suc!

Busoooon said...

Adriiiiii!! Bé, bé, molt bé.

Busoooon said...

oh, come on, Bond, no et podràs queixar.

Busoooon said...

Demà al matí m'ho llegeixo. Remember me!

MaryMoh said...

Very favourite.

Mercè said...

Adri, si hi ha una cosa que no m'agrada gens, és la peanut butter!! Així que aquestes cookies que fan tan bona pinta, els hi hauré de canviar alguns ingredients. :p

Justine said...

Hi Adriana,
I'm in Boston, too, and I'm curious where you got the coconut butter. Thanks,

Véronique said...

woooooooow coconut peanut butter???? never seen that! I want it!

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