- 3 Tbs. butter
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 eggs ( save one egg white for sugar topping )
- 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 salt
- 2 Tbs. heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg white, beaten
- 1/2 white sugar
- 1/4 brown sugar
- pinch of cream of tartar
- 2/3 cup shredded coconut
While it’s baking, it’s time to mix up that sugar topping.
Toss the egg white, white sugar, brown sugar, and the cream of tartar into the mixing bowl and beat it on high. Please note: this is not a meringue. But the egg white will expand a bit to give you more topping. Continue beating it for about three minutes. You should have a nice, smooth, sugary mixture in your bowl.
Dump your coconut in and mix on high for another 2 minutes.
The topping should look something like this when it’s done.
And now we wait for the cookie in the oven to be done baking.
When you do finally take it out of the oven, let it cool for 5 minutes before you put the topping onto it.
The topping doesn’t need to spread, and I wouldn’t recommending trying to anyways because you’ll end up ripping your cookie ( not that I ever did that, of course ). It’s one of those nice, crumbly toppings that you can just sprinkle on the top of whatever you’re baking. So sprinkle away, creating an even layer all across the top of your cookie.
Then it’s back in the oven for another 15 minutes.
When it’s finally done baking, let it cool completely before cutting and eating. If it’s still warm it’ll wanna rip coming out of the pan. The best way to cut it, I think, is in squares, and small ( -ish ) ones at that. It’s a very rich cookie, crunchy on the top, and chewy underneath.
I bet you’ll feel super fancy after making these. They’ve got a fancy name and they look like the perfect victorian tea party treat when they’re all cut into neat little squares and arranged on a little plate. I mean really, how could you not feel fancy after all that? I, for one, feel the need to find a pretty white parasol to walk with after eating just one square.
You’ll be hooked on these cookies as soon as you take you’re first bite, I guaranty it. Just make sure you have people to share them with, though, because I would really hate to see you fall into a sugar coma after eating the whole pan by yourself.
Any questions? Let me know in the comments below! I would love to hear to from you, and please, do tell if you feel fancy after making them like I do!