Tuesday, July 24, 2007

SHF 33 - Pineapple Coconut Cookies

Tropical Paradise is the theme for the 33rd edition of Sugar High Friday. Mary at Alpineberry wanted us to come up with something that said 'tropical' to us and write about it. The best way I could bring the tropics home was to make use of island fruits, notably coconut and pineapple.

These cookies come from the book Ripe for Dessert by David Lebovitz. I instinctively looked through this book first because he has organized his book by fruit and chapter two was entitled Tropical Fruit - perfect for this challenge!

The recipe is super simple to pull together and makes use of everyday ingredients. The cookie is sort of like a macaroon, crispier on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. I had to decrease the baking time by ten minutes but if you like a more browned cookies, then you can leave it in for the full 30 minutes.

The baked cookies packed a pineapple punch! The caramely flavour of sugared pineapple melded nicely with the chewy coconut. They were moist and small enough to pop in your mouth. David Lebovitz said this was his favourite current pineapple coconut cookie and, although I'm still undecided on this, my taste-testers seemed to like them a lot. If you'd like, dress them up with a drizzle of chocolate or a sprinkling of powdered sugar. No matter what you do, these cookies have Tropical written all over them!

Recipe: Pineapple Coconut Cookies

9 comments:

Patricia Scarpin said...

These look so good, Jen!
I love pineapple and would never have thought of using it in a cookie!

kickpleat said...

wow, i love coconut macaroons and the idea of adding pineapple seems perfect!

Deborah said...

I agree with kickpleat -I love the idea of adding pineapple!

Elle said...

great flavor combination and great looking cookies...very tropical. David's recipes seem to work out really well. I found my blackberry financiers in that same book...yummy

Hendria said...

What a great combination. They look amazing, Jen.

veron said...

These look spectacular , jen. You can't get more tropical than pineapple and coconut! It's a great combo because the pineapple will cut into the richness of the coconut.

Mary said...

David Lebovitz really knows his stuff. Thanks for sharing your yummy and uber tropical cookies!

Jerry said...

What a lovely day for a coconut twiddly dee... especially when it involves pineapple!

eatme_delicious said...

I tried making these a while ago but forgot to add the sugar! And didn't realize it until they were baked. So stupid. I must try making them again - yours look really great. :)