I do not believe for a second that cookies are a chore. On the contrary, they are a zen joy to me, all process-based chemistry with magic fulfillment at the end.
My Thai Pie
The end result: a butter-enriched coconut chess pie infused with lime, ginger and jalapeño.
Cuckoo for Coco Bread
Honduran pan de coco is a staple on the Bay Islands… the brainchild of the Garífuna people who inhabit the area. It is bread, not pound cake, with flour and yeast transformed by unsweetened shredded coconut and/or coconut milk.