‘Tis the Season of ‘Ono

Cooking, too.
A month of
Merry Wishes
from our family
to you.
My girls at side,
we created this marvelous gingerbread
with a tropical twist.
Seems we also made quite a mess, too.
All in good fun, my pretties.
All in good fun.

Me Ke Aloha Pumehana
Tropical Macadamia Lime Gingerbread
Looking for a simple, unique twist on the season’s staple? This cinnamon-colored gingerbread will give you a vacation from the usual fare. Dotted with snow-white drops of macadamia, melded with the biting flavors of lime and ginger, and kissed with pure coconut flavor, you will fall madly in love with this cookie. Roll them fat for soft cookies with a crisp outside, thin for a crisp cracker-type snap.
1/2 c. butter
1 egg
1/2 c. brown sugar
Juice & zest of 1 lime
1 t. baking powder
1/4 c. molasses
1 t. cinnamon
2 t. ginger
1/2 t. coriander
2 c. flour
(plus an additional 3/4 c. for rolling the dough)
1/2 c. macadamia nuts, crushed
Cream butter, egg and sugar. Add remaining ingredients then beat with electric mixture until a nice dough is formed. Remove dough from bowl and place on floured surface, kneading in additional flour until dough is not too sticky to roll & cut into desired shapes. Bake 400 degrees for 8-12 minutes, or until cookies are slightly browned on the edges. Remove from cookie sheets, cool, then frost.
Coconut Cream Frosting
1/2 c. butter
2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. coconut milk
1/2 t. pure vanilla
Beat all together until smooth, adding additional milk or powdered sugar until desired consistency is achieved. Frost cookies & top with toasted coconut.

E pili mau na pomaika’i me ‘oe

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67 Responses to “‘Tis the Season of ‘Ono”

  1. 51

    Carrie on December 2, 2008 at 7:04 pm Reply

    Woh! Those look delicious! I’m pretty sure I just licked my screen…

    Merry SITSmas!!

  2. 52

    Kelli @ Gohn Crazy on December 2, 2008 at 7:31 pm Reply

    Mmmm coconut! Oh how I love thee. Merry SITSmas!

  3. 53

    Vickie on December 2, 2008 at 8:28 pm Reply

    Yummy card!!

    Merry SITSmas!

  4. 54

    The Wife O Riley on December 2, 2008 at 8:49 pm Reply

    Those look AWESOME!!!

    Merry SITSmas to you and your family!!

  5. 55

    Denise on December 2, 2008 at 8:50 pm Reply

    I’ve never had a conversation with a cupcake before, but that one looks like it would be fun to talk to. The cookies look awesome! Merry SITSmas!

  6. 56

    Brindi on December 2, 2008 at 9:39 pm Reply

    Love your site. Love the recipes. Love the cute faces on the food!

  7. 57

    Lorina on December 2, 2008 at 9:44 pm Reply

    Merry Sitsmas.. I am a bit slow today.. but better late than never right?

    Yummo! Looks good.

  8. 58

    Becky Welch on December 2, 2008 at 10:06 pm Reply

    Merry SITSmas! It looks yummy! Hope you have had a great day!

  9. 59

    Michaela on December 2, 2008 at 10:48 pm Reply

    Yummy – I’m glad I didn’t brush my teeth yet – after all of that sweetness ;) Merry SITSmas!

  10. 60

    The Acting Mom on December 3, 2008 at 9:03 am Reply

    Happy SITSmas!

  11. 61

    Michelle Sybert on December 3, 2008 at 9:20 am Reply

    looks yummy in my tummy. great recipe and super cute post and blog! Merry SITSmas!

  12. 62

    Ashley on December 3, 2008 at 11:47 am Reply

    Yum! Merry SITSmas!

  13. 63

    blueviolet on December 3, 2008 at 12:09 pm Reply

    Merry SITSmas! What a culinary talent you must be!

  14. 64

    Jennifer on December 3, 2008 at 1:58 pm Reply

    A girl after my own heart! I can tell I’m gonna love your blog! Merry SITSmas to you!

  15. 65

    Yaya on December 3, 2008 at 6:02 pm Reply

    Merry SITSmas!

  16. 66

    Carla on December 3, 2008 at 9:51 pm Reply

    How pretty! The girls, the mess, the cookies! Merry SITSmas to you and yours:)

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    AndreaLeigh on December 7, 2008 at 12:15 am Reply

    I’m a little late with this, but Merry SITSmas!

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