Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Coconut Hot Pepper Jelly Linzer Cookies


Recently I started experimenting with coconut flour. My first attempt was a disaster when I had the crazy idea to try and make matzoh with it.  Big. Fail.



This was my next attempt and they worked out way better than I expected.



Not only did these taste wonderful, I had bought some vintage tupperware cookie cutters at a tag sale for $1 last year and got to finally use them for this recipe. I am not sure this reversible one was made to be a Linzer cutter but I made it work because I loved the unusual star design.




For the filling I used an open jar I had in the fridge of Trader Joe's Hot Pepper Jelly. The combination of the creamy dense cookie and the pleasant sting of the spicy filling was incredible. 



Of course you can make your own homemade hot pepper jelly or use any leftover or forgotten jam, jelly, curd or chocolate you have at hand. Whatever you choose to pair these with, the recipe is a keeper.




Coconut Hot Pepper Jelly Linzer Cookies 


For the Coconut Linzer Cookies:

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks butter (1 cup)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes (sweetened or unsweetened. Your Choice)
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup powdered sugar for dusting

Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Mix together flours and salt and set aside.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Add egg yolks one at a time.
  • Mix in extracts.
  • Add coconut flakes
  • Mix in flour/salt mixture until just combined.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least a half hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Roll out dough on floured surface. The dough will be crumbly but stick with it.
  • Using the Linzer cutter (without the insert) cut approximately 20 shapes for the backs or bottoms of the cookie.
  • Insert the cutout shape into the cookie cutter and cut out several, switch and repeat using the insert shapes you like.
  • If you don't have inserts you can use a fluted or plain round cutter and cut all your cookies at once and then use a small cookies cutter, round, heart, etc. to cut out the remaining cookie halves with inserts.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.*
  • Remove from oven and transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
*TIP: If your Linzer cookie tops have significant less dough like these do, it's better to bake the tops and bottoms separately on separate baking sheets as the baking times will vary.


2 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to try coconut flour for a while. These linzer cookies sound amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a yummie and interesting taste combo for linzers... who'd have thought about using hot pepper and coconut!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your comments and feedback. I love hearing from you!