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Category: Desserts

Coconut Toffee Crisps

Here are cookies you can eat without feeling too guilty. That's because they're small--not to mention irresistible. They pair wonderfully with summer fruit, as well as sorbets and ice creams. Start with the "Peanutters" and Coconut Toffee Crisps, light, delicate ... Read more

Total time: 40 minutes | Makes about 60 (1 1/2-inch) crisps
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cake flour
  • 2/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar

Step 1Heat the oven to 300 degrees. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Step 2Use a mixer to cream the butter, sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Add the syrup, rum and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Use a wooden spoon to stir in the cake flour, coconut and salt.

Step 3Use 1/2 teaspoon of batter for each cookie and drop onto the parchment paper, spacing 3 inches apart. Use your palm or the back of a spoon to slightly flatten.

Step 4Bake the cookies until lightly browned, about 17 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes. Use a metal spatula to transfer them onto paper towels to cool completely. Once cooled, store up to 5 days in an airtight container, at room temperature.

Step 5To serve, press a light sprinkling of powdered sugar through a fine sieve evenly over the surface of the cookies.

Step 6Variation: Make "cigarette-shaped" cookies by rolling them as soon as they come out of the oven. Bake only one sheet of cookies at a time. As soon as the sheet is out of the oven, use a small offset spatula to roll each warm cookie over the handle of a wooden spoon. If some cookies harden before you roll them, return them to the oven for several seconds until pliable.

Each crisp:
42 calories; 9 mg sodium; 4 mg cholesterol; 2 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 6 grams carbohydrates; 0 protein; 0.10 gram fiber.
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