Friday, August 11, 2006

Lemon Coconut Crisps

Looking for a simple little tea cookie? Lemon coconut crisps would be welcome on any cookie tray - they're unassuming and simple with the light flavour of lemon. The texture is crispier than most cookies but they are not hard, just flaky. Most adults would like this cookie unless they absolutely abhor lemon and coconut but kids are a toss-up - some liked these cookies and some didn't. You just never know.

One ingredient in these cookies that is not always present is cream of tartar which acts as a stabilizer and adds volume to baked goods. (At least I think so.) It is easily obtained at bulk food stores so you need not buy a lot. It is also used to make icing for cakes and occurs naturally during the fermentation of grape juice into wine and crystallizes in the wine casks.

So with the cooler weather this morning here in Ontario, I think I'll make a cup of tea, grab a cookie and watch as my backyard transforms from a big dirt pile into a green grassy oasis.

Recipe: Lemon Coconut Crisps


Anonymous said...

Those look so delectable.

Anonymous said...

A perfect complement to afternoon tea here at the Fish Creek House Bed and Breakfast here in Montana. Will whip up a batch for this afternoon's guests.... Thanx.

Anonymous said...

These look so delicious and delicate! Thanks for the heads up re: cream of tarter, an ingr. that isn't used much, I always wondered what it actually did.


Canadian Baker said...

Thanks for the nice comments everyone!!

Unknown said...

I love cream of tartar. To me it lends a unique flavor to the final product as well!