a) originate from the Municipality of Tweed, Ontario
b) were created by Canadian actress, Shannon Tweed
c) resemble a fabric made fashionable by Coco Chanel.
If you guessed "C", you're correct! These cookies are meant to have a tweedy look due to the chocolate speckled throughout. They're easy enough to make but plan ahead - they require a few hours of chilling time. A bonus is that you can have refrigerated logs of dough in your refrigerator up to 3 days before you bake.
The cookies also have coconut in them, giving them a nice chewy texture that contrasts nicely with the crispiness of the cookie. One thing about the recipe that should not daunt you is the measurement for slicing the logs. The recipe calls for 3/16-inch slices. My ruler was not that exact in its measurement so I interpreted it as 'thin', but not too thin. Overall, the cookies are pleasing and a change from chewy cookies. They're small and neat, perfect for a cookie tray and afternoon tea.
Recipe: Tweed Crisps